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Beloved Comedian Kevin Meaney Dies at 60

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Kevin Meaney, a veteran stand-up comedian and actor, has died. He was 60. Meaney’s agent confirmed that he was found in his home in Forestburgh, N.Y., and that an autopsy is pending.

The comedy world, including Patton Oswalt, Judd Apatow, Roseanne Barr and Michael McKean, paid tribute to Meaney on social media following the news.

“Kevin Meaney was as funny as they get and the nicest man,” Apatow tweeted. “He could make you lose your mind laughing.”

This came as quite a shock. A comedian friend of mine posted it on Facebook before any details were even out and I was stunned. Meaney was not only a very funny comic, but I never heard anyone say anything bad about him, a rarity in this business. Everybody liked liked him.

A lot of comics were paying tribute on Twitter, but Roseanne probably put it best:

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Meaney’s work, here is the “Tonight Show” shot that put him on the comedy map.
https://youtu.be/WUEAfeaHIBA