We extend our heartfelt condolences to his surviving family and friends.
He was hospitalized in Las Vegas earlier this week for treatment of diffuse large B cell lymphoma, according to a statement posted by his manager Glenn Schwartz on The Hollywood Reporter.
The three-time Emmy Award winner has become one of America’s most adored entertainers over the course of his 30-year career. Comedy Central named him one of the “100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.”
In 1984, Anderson made his television debut as a stand-up comic on “The Tonight Show.” As a result of his appearances in a variety of TV series and films such as “Grace Under Fire,” “Touched by an Angel,” and “Chicago Hope,” as well as films starring Eddie Murphy, such as “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” “Coming to America,” and its sequel “Coming 2 America.”
As Christine Baskets in the hit FX comedy series “Baskets,” Anderson was up for three Primetime Emmy Awards for best supporting actor, winning one in 2016. For “Life with Louie,” which ran on Fox in 1997 and 1998, he also won two Daytime Emmys for best performance in an animated show.
Recent credits include “Young Sheldon,” a recurrent part in the dark comedy “Search Party,” and a role in the blockbuster BET series “Twenties.”
“Dear Dad — Letters From An Adult Child,” “Goodbye Jumbo…Hello Cruel World,” and “The F Word, How To Survive Your Family,” were among the best-selling books written by the actor. His most recent book, “Hey Mom” was published in 2018.
Reactions to Comedian Louie Anderson Has Passed Away
Rest In Peace to a great Legend— 🔥 Nothing in Granger But a Hawk 🎃 (@Chalsa01) January 21, 2022
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Rest in peace to Louie Anderson, who played the best mom on all of tv pic.twitter.com/o8XBNGPbog— mike (getting worried) (@aniceburrito) January 21, 2022
RIP Louie Anderson. This one hurts. I remember after school watching Life With Louie. 💜💜💜 pic.twitter.com/tPpuwZ6UBP— Stream the Vote (@StreamtheVote) January 21, 2022
I will never not laugh at this scene of Louie Anderson on Baksets!!!! I’ve had it saved on my phone since I first saw it…….. long live Louie!!!!!❤️🧺 #LouieAnderson https://t.co/bcuydG0iZ7 pic.twitter.com/CYX3xwaDry— Adrian McMillan (@yoadrianmcmill) January 21, 2022
Martha Kelly is on euphoria and Louie Anderson has passed away …life is not what i expected I’ll tell you that much pic.twitter.com/CkD0Mp8FBe— Jessy Morner-Ritt (@JessyMornerRitt) January 21, 2022
RIP to a Minnesota comedy LEGEND, Mr. Louie Anderson pic.twitter.com/pIMzG9QfRk— Vince Wright (@thebigsmooth1) January 21, 2022
louie anderson and meat loaf dying on the same day is like the evil version of david lynch and federico fellini having the same birthday— Resident Evil: Code Veronika Voss (@steelydante) January 21, 2022
Never forget. Somehow Louie Anderson had a kids cartoon in the 90s and somehow it worked. #RIPLouie pic.twitter.com/qNSbzVWAiP— sean. (@Melanism) January 21, 2022