The Kenblog: Missing The Late, Great Louie Anderson!

Howdy Folks! It’s The Kendog here with some unfortunate news. Less than a day after losing iconic singer and actor Meatloaf we get hit with another blow: Iconic comedian and Emmy-Winning actor Louie Anderson has passed after a losing a battle with cancer at the far-too-young age of 68. Anderson was one of those comics you felt like you knew even if you’d never met the man. It was just the kind of performer he was. Known for his prodigious size (a subject of many of his self-deprecating jokes) and his hysterical insights about his family, Anderson did just about everything during the course of his long career, yet it still felt like he had so much more to give. From movies like “Coming To America” to animated classics like “Life With Louie” to even hosting a revival of “The Family Feud,” Anderson was a multi-talented man. He was even a best-selling author, with his book featuring letters written to his father 10 years after his father’s death becoming a classic examination on dealing with grief and finding forgiveness. In his later years, Anderson found a career boom with his Emmy-winning portrayal of Christine, the mother of the twin title characters in the FX series “Baskets.” It was a multilayered performance that saw him win an Emmy in 2016 and be nominated multiple times after that. A kind soul who managed to turn his personal pain into funny and relateable stories, Louie Anderson was an American original and will be sorely missed. Rest in Peace, Mr. Anderson; you certainly deserve it.

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