Apa­tow pays trib­ute to late co­me­dian Meaney

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Judd Apa­tow has paid trib­ute to Kevin Meaney, who died aged 60. The ‘Un­cle Buck’ star and stand-up co­me­dian known for the fa­mous catch­phrase “That’s not right” passed away at his home in New York on Fri­day and was de­scribed as some­one who could “make you lose your mind laug­ing” by the ‘Train­wreck’ direc­tor. Judd 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.” Meaney was due to per­form on Satur­day night in Rhode Is­land and his cause of death is not yet known, how­ever, his agent con­firmed the news in a state­ment to CNN on Satur­day and tributes have flooded in for the star on Twit­ter as the news has spread. ‘Rata­touille’ star and co­me­dian Pat­ton Oswalt de­scribed Meaney as: “A true, and rare, com­edy le­gend. And one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet as well.” While Bob­cat Goldth­wait said: “Kevin Meaney was sweet, hi­lar­i­ous and coura­geous. A silly, won­der­ful, man. The best. My heart goes out to his fans, friends and fam­ily.” Meaney found fame on ‘The Tonight Show Star­ring Johnny Car­son’ and went on to star in 1988 movie ‘Big’ along­side Tom Hanks and play the ti­tle role in the sit­com ver­sion of John Candy com­edy ‘Un­cle Buck’ in 1990. Most re­cently he had parts in ‘2 Broke Girls’, ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ and ‘Dr Katz Pro­fes­sional Ther­a­pist.’

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