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Kevin Meaney, Veteran Actor and Stand Up Comedian, Passes Away at 60

Bob Saget, Patton Oswalt and other comedians pay tribute to their friend on social media.

Kevin Meaney


Kevin Meaney, stand up comedian and actor who starred in the TV adaptation of “Uncle Buck,” died Friday, October 21 at his home in Forestburgh, New York. He was 60.

“It is true as confirmed to me by his family. It is a tremendous loss to the comedy community as well. He was loved and will be missed,” Meaney’s agent Tom Ingegno told Laughspin. The comedian was scheduled to perform in East Providence, R.I. on Saturday night. No cause of death has been determined.

Meaney was a breakout star of the ‘80s comedy scene, appearing on the “Uncle Buck” TV series inspired by the John Candy film of the same name, and various late night shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night with David Letterman.” He was best known for his catchphrase, “That’s not right!,” said to be an imitation of his mother.

He also appeared in episodes of “30 Rock,” “2 Broke Girls” and lent his voice to several classic animated series, among them “Dr. Katz,” “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” “Garfield and Friends” and “Rocko’s Modern Life.”

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Upon hearing the news comedian Patton Oswalt tweeted, “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.”

Bob Saget also sent his condolences on social media.

Below are more tributes from friends and colleagues:

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