RIP Louie Anderson: Famed Comedian was Las Vegas Resident

Yesterday, famed comedian, actor and longtime Las Vegas resident Louie Anderson died. He was 68 years old. Reportedly, Mr. Anderson passed away due to complications from cancer, at St. Rose Dominican Hospital in Henderson, Nevada.

On Friday, the Tropicana Hotel and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip remembered the famed comedian, with a memorial on the resort sign’s video screen. You can see that above.

Many in the Las Vegas entertainment community shared their memories, on social media, of the funnyman. Here are a few of those statements below:

Past CYInterview guest Carrot Top [see here]: “Sweet sweet soul.! Beautiful person inside and out! He was my friend and mentor.! I’m so sad .. but he’s up there making everyone laugh..”

Past CYInterview guest Murray the Magician [see here]: “Lost a dear friend today… Louie Anderson… comic genius and a legend… RIP in peace buddy.”

Talent Booker and partner of Las Vegas’s The Laugh Factory Harry Basil: “We were blessed to have Louie Anderson headline a special event this past Mother’s Day weekend. Sold out shows & standing O’s! Love you Louie…”

While living in Las Vegas, Louie Anderson was a regular on the comedy circuit here with his Louie: Larger than Life show, that he performed at resorts including the Excalibur Hotel and Casino, South Point Hotel, Casino & Spa and Palace Station.

Las Vegas lost one of its greats yesterday.

CYInterview sends our thoughts and prayers to Louie Anderson’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Photo credit: Courtesy of Harry Bail of The Laugh Factory