Standup comic and “The Tonight Show” performer Kevin Meaney has died, his agent confirmed Friday.
Meaney was found in his Forestburgh, N.Y., home, agent Tom Ingegno told CNN. The cause of death was not immediately known.
After appearing in a 1986 HBO special, Meaney’s career took a great upswing and he landed a gig on “The Tonight Show” with Johnny Carson the following year.
Beyond an extensive standup record, Meaney also starred in the CBS sitcom “Uncle Buck,” based on the 1989 John Candy movie of the same name.
Meaney had a long list of standup performances planned for the near future, including one in Rhode Island Saturday night, according to his website.
“Always thought Kevin Meaney was a brilliant comedian. Then we hung out in Ireland and I found out he was also a terrific person,” tweeted “King of Queens” actor Patton Oswalt.
“Kevin Meaney. So kind. So damn funny. So sorry for his loved ones for his loss. Rest In Peace dear Kevin,” Bob Saget wrote.
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