The actor and comedian Kevin Meaney, a genial popular performer, has died. Becoming famous for his standup routines in the 1980s, Meaney was always in demand. He played the role of Uncle Buck, originated by John Candy, on TV and was a Saturday Night Live cast member. He was 60.
As the news spread the comedy community mourned Meaney. Bob Saget encapsulated their feelings saying of Meaney: "So kind. So damn funny. So sorry for his loved ones for his loss. Rest in Peace dear Kevin." Patton Oswald called Meaney a "brilliant comedian." Martha Plimpton called him a "marvelous loon." One listen to Meaney explaining "big pants people" (above) and you'll know. It was Meaney's humanity that people loved. RIP Kevin Meaney. You'll be missed.
Kevin Meaney. So kind. So damn funny. So sorry for his loved ones for his loss. Rest In Peace dear Kevin.
— bob saget (@bobsaget) October 22, 2016
Kevin Meaney was on our show and the loveliest man. So funny and sweet and unforgettable. So sad. Rest In Peace.
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) October 22, 2016
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.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 22, 2016
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Rest in peace, you marvelous loon. Hilarious. https://t.co/4MvA5hHo9A
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) October 22, 2016