Kevin Meaney, the veteran comedian and actor who briefly starred in the TV adaptation “Uncle Buck” and was beloved for the catchphrase, “That’s not right!,” has died. He was 60.
“It is true as confirmed to me by his family. It is a tremendous loss to the comedy community as well. He was loved and will be missed,” Meaney’s agent Tom Ingegno, told Laughspin. The site said Meaney had been scheduled to perform in East Providence, R.I. on Saturday Night.
One of the breakout stars of the 1980s comedy boom, Meaney appeared on shows including “The Tonight Show” and “Late Night With David Letterman.” He also starred briefly on “Uncle Buck,” the short-lived television show inspired by the John Candy film of the same name.
A musical as well as comedic talent, Meaney also appeared on Broadway in “Hairspray!” One of his most popular bits was a sendup of the ’80s anthem “We Are the World” in which he single-handedly impersonated the multitude of stars who perform the song.
“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,” tweeted Oswalt.
“Kevin Meaney was as funny as they get and the nicest man. He could make you lose your mind laughing. A very special person,” Apatow wrote.
“RIP Kevin Meaney,” wrote Maron. “Relentlessly funny. One of kind.”
The cause of Meaney’s death was not immediately known.