BREAKING: Minnesota born comedian Louie Anderson dead at age 68
January 21, 2022
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Louie Anderson, whose four-decade career as a comedian and actor included his unlikely and Emmy-winning performance as mom to twin adult sons in the TV series “Baskets,” has died at age 68.
Anderson’s publicist Glenn Schwartz says the comedian died Friday in Las Vegas.
Anderson was born in, and grew up, in St. Paul, Minnesota, and often reflected on his early years growing up in Minnesota as part of his comedic routine.
The publicist had said earlier this week that Anderson was hospitalized for a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
He’d been a familiar face elsewhere on TV, including as host of a revival of the game show “Family Feud” from 1999 to 2002, and on comedy specials and in frequent late-night talk show appearances.