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Entertainment: Comedy star Louie Anderson dies aged 68

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Louie Anderson , the iconic Emmy-winning comedian , actor and game show host, died Friday in Las Vegas after battling cancer, his publicist confirmed to Variety. He was 68 . In 1995, Anderson produced, created and starred in the Fox original animated series “Life With Louie .” Like much of Anderson ’s stand-up, “Life With Louie ” was based heavily on his experiences growing up in Saint Paul, Minn., in a large family of 11 children. The comic voiced a fictionalized version of his eight-year-old self in the show, winning two Daytime Emmys for performer in an animated program.

Louie Anderson , an Emmy winner whose career spanned from stand-up and game show host to starring roles in TV and film, died Friday in Las Vegas from complications related to cancer, his publicist Glenn Schwartz confirmed to CNN.

Louie Anderson has died aged 68.

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The award-winning star passed away at a hospital in Las Vegas on Friday (21.01.22), after experiencing complications from cancer.

The comedian was hospitalised earlier this week, when Glenn Schwartz, his representative, confirmed that he was being treated for Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

He said in a statement at the time: "Iconic comedian Louie Anderson is currently in a Las Vegas hospital being treated for DLBCL Diffuse large B cell lymphoma, a form of cancer. He is resting comfortably."

The actor won an Emmy in 2016 for his role as Christine Baskets in the FX TV series 'Baskets'.

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He was 68 . Anderson died at a hospital in Las Vegas of complications from cancer, said Glenn Schwartz, his longtime publicist. Anderson voiced an animated version of himself as a kid in “Life With Louie .” He created the cartoon series, which first aired in prime time in late 1994 before moving to Saturday morning for its 1995-98 run. Anderson won two Daytime Emmy Awards for the role. He made guest appearances in several TV series, including “Scrubs” and “Touched by an Angel,” and was on the big screen in 1988′s “Coming to America” and in last year’s sequel to the Eddie Murphy comedy .

Louie Anderson , the comedian who hosted 'Family Feud' and won an Emmy for FX's 'Baskets,' is dead at 68 — read obituary. Anderson was previously diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. As Anderson ’s publicist, Glenn Schwartz, confirmed to our sister site Deadline , the actor died Friday morning at a Las Vegas hospital where he’d been getting treatment. Fellow comedian Pauly Shore tweeted Jan.

In the show, Anderson played the mother to twins played by Zach Galifianakis, and he actually received three consecutive Emmy nods for his role in the series.

He also hosted a revival of the game show 'Family Feud', between 1999 and 2002, and starred in a string of comedy specials.

Elsewhere, Anderson voiced an animated version of himself in 'Life With Louie'. The comedian created the series in the mid-90s and won two Daytime Emmy Awards for his part on the show.

Anderson also made a number of guest appearances on various TV programmes, including 'Scrubs' and 'Touched by an Angel'.

In 1988, he appeared alongside Eddie Murphy in the hit comedy film 'Coming to America'.

Last year, Anderson revealed that he'd lost 40 pounds in weight amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking about his weight-loss, he said: "I'm on the intermittent fast. One minute I'm eating, the next minute I'm not. Then I'm eating again. I figure, that way, I'm only eating for 30 minutes out of 60, which is half. I'm trying to get down to 40/20 so I'm not eating for 40 and eating for 20."

Anderson is survived by his two sisters, Lisa and Shanna Anderson.

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