So sad. Stand-up comic Kevin Meaney, also known for his role on the sitcom ‘Uncle Buck’ tragically passed away on Oct. 21 at the age of 60. With his stellar acting skills and infectious personality, the legendary star will truly be missed. Get the details here.
Our hearts are broken. The world has lost another comedic legend. Kevin Meaney passed away at the age of 60 on Oct. 21, leaving behind an impressive legacy as a star with a boisterous personality and contagious laugh. His agent Tom Ingegno confirmed the heartbreaking news, revealing to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY, “It was confirmed to me by his family. He was found in his home in Forestburgh NY. It is a tremendous loss to the comedy community. He will be missed. I can not speculate cause at this time.”
Always thought Kevin Meaney was a brilliant comedian. Then we hung out in Ireland and I found out he was also a terrific person. RIP.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 22, 2016
This is all very shocking, considering he was actively tweeting to his followers only two days ago, seeming totally fine. Kevin added his own twist to the third presidential debate, writing, “Some last-minute advice for Hillary [Clinton]: Light your hair on fire! Be crazy and tell him “he’s fired” Hit him in the face with a pie!#debate.” The comic will definitely be remembered, especially for his iconic catchphrase, which was an imitation of his mother, in the 1980s. Who can forget when he said, “That’s Not Right!” Kevin certainly made a name for himself in the entertainment industry, working as a stand-up comedian for more than 25 years, with his first HBO special in 1986.
Throughout his illustrious career, Kevin stopped by The Tonight Show, The Late Show with David Letterman, Oprah and Late Night with Conan O’Brien. The superstar comedian also showed off his acting chops when he appeared on the 1990 sitcom Uncle Buck and on the blockbuster film Big alongside Tom Hanks. He even voiced Henna and Bystander Ben on the TV series Dr. Katz. Fellow comedian Patt Oswalt took to Twitter to pay homage to the late star, writing, “Always thought Kevin Meaney was a brilliant comedian. Then we hung out in Ireland and I found out he was also a terrific person. RIP.”
HollywoodLifers, please send your well-wishes to all those close to Kevin during this tough time.