Stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Meaney, who starred in the television show “Uncle Buck,” has passed away at the age of 60.
While his agent broke the news of his death on Saturday, CBS News reported on Sunday that his cause of death was still unknown. But now, according to a preliminary autopsy report obtained by Hollywood Life, it appears as if the legendary comedian may have died as the result of a heart attack.
The preliminary autopsy results obtained by Hollywood Life were reportedly shared with the outlet by a sheriff, Eric Chaboty from Monticello, New York.
According to Chaboty, law enforcement was called to the late actor’s house on Friday at approximately 4:20 p.m. “to check on him because family members had been unable to reach him.”
He was reportedly found sitting on his couch, deceased, by a deputy who gained access to his home in Forestburgh, New York.
His ex-wife, Mary Ann Halford, confirmed that he had indeed passed away, the New York Times reports.
Those familiar with the new “Uncle Buck” starring Kevin Epps may be unfamiliar with the single season version, the original, that first aired in 1990. The show starred Meaney alongside Jacob Gelman and Dah-ve Chodan. The story follows a beer drinking, cigar smoking slob who gains guardianship of his brother’s three children after his brother and her wife leave town.
The late Meaney, a father of one, ws born in Valhalla, New York on April 23, 1956. He was married to Halford from 1997 until 2008. Prior to his marriage to Halford, he was briefly wed to a woman he had, at the time, just met in Las Vegas, however, the marriage was annulled shortly after it was established.
In addition to his role in “Uncle Buck,” Meaney was also involved in a number of television shows, which include “Dr. Katz,” “Garfield and Friends,” “Space Ghost Coast to Coast,” “Duckman,” “Rocko’s Modern Life” and even a Broadway musical, “Hairspray.”
It was following his role on Broadway in the 2000s that publicly outed himself as a homosexual, which he later claimed that it was his time on Broadway that eventually gave him the courage to accept his homosexuality. Not longer after, his wife at the time, Halford, divorced him.