Comedian Andy Smart dies ‘unexpectedly’ at age 63, daughter says

Andy Smart, the comedian known for his work with comedy group The Comedy Store, died Tuesday, his daughter announced Wednesday.

Smart was 63.

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“I’m very sorry to let you all know that dad passed away unexpectedly last night,” his daughter, Grace, wrote in a statement. “He had so many friends and such a great life. Raise a glass for him.”

Smart was part of The Comedy Store Players. He performed with the group as a guest and then as a permanent member for more than 13 years beginning in 1996.

“I was lucky because there were quite a few people they could have chosen,” Smart said of landing a job with the comedy group.

Comedian Eddie Izzard remembered Smart as a “very funny man and a great improviser.”

“His talent will be missed,” Izzard tweeted.

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