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Judd Apatow pays tribute to late comedian Kevin Meaney

Judd Apatow pays tribute to late comedian Kevin Meaney

Judd Apatow has paid tribute to Kevin Meaney, who has died aged 60.

The 'Uncle Buck' star and stand-up comedian known for the catchphrase "That's not right" passed away at his home in New York on Friday (21.10.16) and has been 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 appear 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, the star had roles in '2 Broke Girls', 'Space Ghost Coast to Coast' and 'Dr. Katz Professional Therapist.'