Actor and stand-up comedian Louie Anderson passed away on Friday at the age of 68 from cancer. The spokesperson for the American actor informs The Hollywood Reporter .
Anderson initially broke through as a stand-up comedian. He first appeared on The Tonight Show in 1984 . His breakthrough as an actor came in 1988, when he co-starred with Eddie Murphy in Coming To America . In 2021 he again played the part of Maurice in the second part Coming 2 America .
In the 1990s, Minnesota-raised Anderson developed his own animated series Life With Louie , based on his own childhood. The series ran for three years and won two Emmys. In the Netherlands, FOX Kids broadcast the program. From 1999 to 2002, he hosted the game show Family Feud on American television.
In 2016, Anderson was cast as Christine Baskets on the Baskets series. He performed this role through 2019. It earned him an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.