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Kevin Meaney passes away

Countless fellow comedians have paid tribute to the 'comic's comic.'


April Siese


Posted on Oct 22, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:02 pm CDT

Kevin Meaney passed away on Friday night at the age of 60. He was found unresponsive in his Forestburgh, New York home.

Frequently described as a “comic’s comic,” Meany was a disarmingly honest, hilarious standup comedian. Onscreen, he was known for his roles in Dr. Katz as well as the sitcom adaptation of Uncle Buck and a veteran of the late night circuit.

Some of comedy’s biggest heavy-hitters took to Twitter over the weekend to mourn the loss of Meaney, share memories of his generosity, and recount their favorite sketches and moments from his decades long career.

It’s unclear how Meaney died. An autopsy is pending. He is survived by a daughter and will live on in brilliant bits like “big pants people” and the “I Don’t Care” song.

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*First Published: Oct 22, 2016, 11:40 am CDT