Kevin Meaney, a veteran stand-up comedian and occasional actor, was found dead on Friday at his home in Forestburgh, New York.
He was 60 years old.
Agent Tom Ingegno says Meaney’s cause of death wasn’t immediately known.
Meaney had been scheduled to perform Saturday night in Rhode Island, according to his official website.
Following his first HBO special in 1986, Meaney was thrust into the spotlight, debuting on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1987.
He would appear on the iconic late-night program over a dozen times.
Meaney also starred in the CBS sitcom Uncle Buck, which ran for one season in 1990 and appeared on Saturday Night Live.
Additionally, he guest-starred on 30 Rock and 2 Broke Girls, played a role in multiple HBO specials and lent his voice to animated fare such as Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, Garfield and Friends and Mad Jack the Pirate.
Fellow comedians were quick to offer condolences on Twitter after news of Meaney’s death broke.
Here is a sampling of what they wrote in the star’s memory:
Elsewhere, Bob Saget wrote:
"Kevin Meaney. So kind. So damn funny. So sorry for his loved ones for his loss. Rest In Peace dear Kevin."
Judd Apatow Tweeted: "Kevin Meaney was as funny as they get and the nicest man. He could make you lose your mind laughing. A very special person."
Said David Cross:
"R.I.P. Kevin Meaney. A true, and rare, comedy legend. And one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet as well."
We pass along our condolences as well.