Kevin Meaney dead: Kathy Griffin, more pay tribute to late stand-up comedian
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.