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Kevin Meaney, stand-up comedy staple, dead at 60

Kevin Meaney performs at the "Broadway Goes To The Dogs" To Benefit Friends Of Animal Rescue event at The Triad Theater on March 10, 2011 in New York City. Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images

FORESTBURGH, N.Y. – Comic Kevin Meaney, who worked the standup circuit, was a late-night TV staple and starred in the short-lived 1990s series “Uncle Buck,” has died. He was 60.

Agent Tom Ingegno said Saturday his client was found dead Friday at his home in Forestburgh, New York.

The father and native New Yorker had a small role in the 1988 comedy “Big,” and helmed the CBS version of “Uncle Buck,” which ran from 1990 to 1991.

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It was his first HBO special, in 1986, that launched his comedy career. In 1987, he took his first turn on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.” He also appeared as a guest on “Saturday Night Live.”

Condolences poured in via social media from Meaney’s fellow comedians.

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The cause of death was not immediately known.

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