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.
RIP Kevin Meaney. What a joy it was to watch you destroy an audience. Your fun was contagious.— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) October 22, 2016
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
Kevin Meaney was as funny as they get and the nicest man. He could make you lose your mind laughing. A very special person. https://t.co/EBvDUmNUrr— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) October 22, 2016
Very sad to hear of Kevin Meaney's passing. He was a very nice man, helped at the local @MDAnews Telethon and more.— Jill Pantozzi (@JillPantozzi) October 22, 2016
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.