Comedian Louie Anderson dies of Blood Cancer at 68




Beloved stand-up comedian, gameshow host and actor Louie Anderson passed away at the age of 68.


Anderson who recently announced that he was battling Blood Cancer passed away at a Hospital in Las Vegas.


In 2016, Anderson won the best supporting actor Emmy for his portrayal of Christine Baskets, mother to twins played by Zach Galifianakis, in the FX series "Baskets."


Anderson was host of a revival of the game show "Family Feud" from 1999 to 2002.


Kids of the 1990's would remember Anderson's voice more from his short lived cartoon series "Life with Louie".


Celebrities like Henry Winkler wrote on social media, "Louie Anderson : Your generosity of spirit will cover the world from above .. we are so lucky you were on earth for a moment , spreading your humor all over like bars of living gold .. Good Bye"

Friend Gilbert Gottfired posted a photo of him, Bob Saget, and Louie Anderson with the caption," This photo is very sad now. RIP Bob Saget and RIP Louie Anderson. Both good friends that will be missed."


WWE Wrestler The Iron Sheik posted, "LOUIE ANDERSON I AM SO SO SORRY BUBBA YOU THE BEST GOD BLESS YOU FOREVER."


Funnyman Michael McKean posted via twitter, "Baskets was such a phenomenal “second act” for Louie Anderson. I wish he’d gotten a third. RIP."


Canadians also expressed shock and sadness about the passing of the Comedian.


Brett Butt, known for his creation of Corner Gas posted via twitter, "To this day, "What are you looking' at lady?! Nickel difference!!!" is one of my all-time favourite punchlines. Louie Anderson was a truly special comedian. #RIPLouie."