Baskets Actor Louie Anderson Passed Away At 68, World Mourns The Comedian

Louie Anderson Death
Louie Anderson

It is a sad day indeed as a popular comedian and actor Louie Anderson has passed away. After putting up a brave fight against cancer, the star has finally succumbed to the deathly disease. We will remember the man and his one of a kind opening lines that made everyone laugh. 

The actor who has been a part of the industry for almost four decades was suffering from a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Louie Anderson is best known for his meticulous acting in the dark comedy series Baskets. Celebs including Viola Davis and Adam Sandler paid their tribute to Louie Anderson. 

The Comedian And Actor Earned An Emmy For His Role In Baskets

Louie Anderson gained fame and recognition for his light-hearted comedy. Many praised his content describing it as truly different which is old-fashioned and heartwarming humor. Not only that but the comedian and actor drew inspiration from his personal life for his stand-up comedy. The late comedian knew how to turn the odds into humor and spread infectious laughter amongst his fans. Adam Sandler remembered the late actor as he penned down a heartfelt farewell note.

The actor portrayed the role of Christine Baskets, who was a mother to twins played by Hangover actor, Zach Galifianakis. Louie Anderson bagged an Emmy back in 2016 under the best supporting actor category for the role. Anderson went on to earn not one but three consecutive Emmy nods for his role. The late actor once revealed in an interview that he based parts of his character, from Baskets, on his mother. The actor also starred in a sitcom titled The Louie Show back in 1996. The cast ensemble also included Bryan Cranston.

Louie Anderson Death
Louie Anderson

Apart from this impressive role, Anderson landed several other big projects including as the host of a revival of the game show Family Feud. The revival game show ran from 1999 to 2002. He also made a few small appearances. on shows like Scrubs and Touched by an Angel. The actor was also seen on the big screen as he starred in 1988′s Coming to America and also the following sequel starring Eddie Murphy.