Veteran stand-up comedian Kevin Meaney has died. He was 60.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Meaney’s agent confirmed that he was found in his home in Forestburgh, New York, and that an autopsy is now pending.
Tributes flooded in for the comedian on Friday night, following the news.
Kathy Griffin, 55, who revealed that she once dated Meaney, gave a loving tribute on Twitter.
“I adored Kevin Meaney. He took me 2 Dodger games. Aspen comfest. We dated (I know, I know) He was the funniest AND sweetest. We LAUGHED! RIP,” she wrote.
Lance Bass tweeted: “I’m devastated about the loss of one of my favorite human beings! #KevinMeaney was an incredible dad and one hell of a comedian! Thanks for the laughs my friend. #HairsprayFamily”
Meaney was best known for appearing on numerous late-night television shows. He was also famous for delivering the line, “That’s not right.”
His website states that Meaney was scheduled to perform in Rhode Island this weekend.
I adored Kevin Meaney. He took me 2 Dodger games. Aspen comfest. We dated (I know, I know) He was the funniest AND sweetest. We LAUGHED! RIP
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) October 22, 2016
I’m heartbroken, I don’t want this to be true.@kevinmeaney you gave me such joy. We had so much fun. I hate that you’re gone. Love to Kate.
— Mo Gaffney (@mogaffney) October 22, 2016
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) October 22, 2016
I never met Kevin Meaney. But his bit “I don’t care! I don’t care! My jokes don’t go over I don’t care!” will always make me cry laughing.
— Jen Nasty Kirkwoman (@JenKirkman) October 22, 2016
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.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 22, 2016
Rest in peace, you marvelous loon. Hilarious. https://t.co/4MvA5hHo9A
— Martha Plimpton (@MarthaPlimpton) October 22, 2016
RIP Kevin Meaney
— Jim McCue (@JimMcCue) October 22, 2016