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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.”
Meaney was a stand-up comedian for more than 25 years, with his first HBO special airing in 1986, according to his website. Since then, he has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Late Show With David Letterman, Oprah and Late Night With Conan O’Brien.
Meaney appeared on the 1990 sitcom Uncle Buck as well as in the Tom Hanks film Big (1988).
Read some of his fellow comedians’ tributes below.
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
I first discovered Kevin Meaney on Dr. Katz and even as a kid he killed me. He was so memorable, funny, classy and kind. Huge loss. RIP.
— Sam Morril (@sammorril) October 22, 2016
— Tammy Pescatelli (@TammyPescatelli) October 22, 2016
Kevin Meaney was a great standup, a terrifically funny actor and a very nice man. RIP
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) October 22, 2016
real life – real love – real loss
from the ding ho to here – i love ya kev
— Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) 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
HAIL HAIL A GENIUS HAS VACATED THIS REALM: #RIPKevinMeaney
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) October 22, 2016
Kevin Meaney was sweet, hilarious and courageous. A silly, wonderful, man. The best. My heart goes out to his fans, friends and family.
— Bobcat Goldthwait (@bcgoldthwait) October 22, 2016
Kevin Meaney woke me up to tell me the Shuttle exploded! I started laughing because everything Kevin said he made funny! Even a DISASTER!
— Rob Schneider (@RobSchneider) October 22, 2016
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