On Friday (January 21st) the iconic comedian Louie Anderson passed away at age 68. Anderson was battling blood cancer at a hospital in Las Vegas at the time of his death. He was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
His longtime publicist Glenn Schwartz said, "He is survived by his two sisters, Lisa and Shanna Anderson. Cause of death was complications from cancer."
Anderson won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2016 for his role as Christine Baskets, mother to Zach Galifianakis’s Chip and Dale, on the FX comedy Baskets. He also won two Daytime Emmys for his animated series Life with Louie in 1997 and 1998.