Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson passed away

Emmy Award winner Louie Anderson passed away

LAS VEGAS: Comedian and television show host Louie Anderson has died at the age of 68 of cancer.

The three -time Emmy Award winner reportedly died in Las Vegas after being hospitalized for treatment.

Anderson was once nominated for three Primetime Emmy Awards for the best supporting actress category in a comedy series and has won one for her character, Christine Baskets, in 2016 in the FX series.

He also won two Daytime Emmy Awards for best actor category in the program ‘Life with Louie’ which aired on Fox in 1997 and 1998.

The Saint Paul, Minnesota -born actor has been dabbling in comedy since winning the Midwest Comedy Competition in 1981, citing a Deadline report .

He also starred with famous actor Eddie Murphy in the movie ‘Coming to America’ in 1998.

In addition he hosted the television show ‘Family Feud’ from 1999 to 2002 and starred in several comedy films for 20 years.

Anderson has also written several books including ‘Good-bye Jumbo … Hello Cruel World’ which is specifically aimed at those facing self-esteem issues.

-Astro Awani

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