American Comedian Dies Only Weeks After Tragic Cancer Diagnosis

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March 01, 2018

Barry Crimmins, one of America's most lovable comedians, has died. He was 64 years old.

Barry Crimmins was a comedian and political activist for victims of childhood sexual abuse. His stardom began in the 1980’s in Boston where he performed satirical monologues. He later used his platform as a way to fight against child abuse. He was beloved as a performer and humanitarian by millions.

Barry passed only weeks after sharing his cancer diagnosis. In January, the comedian took to Twitter to share the devastating news about his health. Without sharing too many details, Barry shared that his diagnosis was “not good.”

Weeks later, he passed.

Barry’s wife, Helen, shared the heartbreaking loss of her husband on March 1, 2018. She wrote, “Helen here with sad news...Barry passed peacefully yesterday with Bobcat and I. He would want everyone to know that he cared deeply about mankind and wants you to carry on the good fight. Peace.”

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As an activist for childhood rights, Barry became well known for his passion towards keeping children safe. According to The Rolling Stone, Barry even testified in front of Congress in 1995. He was truly passionate about the safety of children has he was a survivor of childhood sexual abuse himself.

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He is remembered by his family and fans with happy hearts. He always did his best to make people laugh and keep people safe. Today, several people share their condolences on social media.

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