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Comedian Louie C. Anderson succumbs to cancer

Comedian passes away

Another celebrity has passed away Friday morning.

Comedian Louie Anderson has died at a hospital in Las Vegas following complications from cancer, Anderson had a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

He was 68.

Anderson who grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, used his size and upbringing in many of his stand-up routines and he won an Emmy in 2016.

Early in Anderson's working life, he counselled troubled children before gaining fame on the comedy circuit.

His big break came with an appearance on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson in 1984.

Anderson created the cartoon series Life with Louie and wrote four books, including Hey Mom: Stories for My Mother, But You Can Read Them Too, which was published in 2018. He was also the initial host of the third revival of the game show Family Feud from 1999 to 2002.

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