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Standup Comedian Judy Tenuta Dies at 72, Cause of Death Revealed

Judy Tenuta has left for the heavenly abode! The famous stand-up comedian who was best known to her fans as The Love Goddess and Aphrodite of the Accordion has passed away at the age of 72. Our hearts out go out to the friends and family of the Hollywood superstar during this difficult time.

As per the reports, Judy Tenuta passed away at the age of 72 on Thursday, October 6, 2022. Continue reading further to learn the main reason behind the death of the popular standup comic.

How did Judy Tenuta die?

According to the reports, Judy Tenuta passed away at the age of 72 on Thursday afternoon in Los Angeles. It has been reported by the media outlet that the reason behind the death was ovarian cancer.

Judy Tenuta was best known for her acerbic sense of humor, expletive-laden jokes, raspy voice, and accordion. She was one of those standup comedians who increased the popularity of live comedy in the clubs.

Here’s everything you need to know about Judy Tenuta

Judy Tenuta was an American comedian and actress. She was born on November 7, 1949, in Oak Park, Illinois, the U.S. to a Polish mother, Joann, and an Italian father, Caesar. She was one of nine siblings.

Tenuta was raised in a staunchly Irish-Catholic neighborhood. She went to Immaculate Heart of Mary High School in Westchester, Illinois, and then majored in theater at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Judy developed an interest in improv comedy after she took an improv comedy class with the Chicago improv group The Second City. Soon afterward, she began opening for other standup comedians in Chicago.

Judy Tenuta also starred in a few films

Apart from her successful career as a standup comedian, Judy Tenuta also tried her hand at acting. She appeared in a couple of TV shows such as General Hospital, Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide, and Corey in the House.

Along with this, Tenuta also starred in the indie Sister Mary alongside Bruce Vilanch. She also had some small roles in Gibsonburg and Hillary and Haley Duff’s Material Girls. In addition to this, she also played a few minor characters on The Weird Al Show. She was often seen in the comedy shorts and music videos of Al Yankovic.

Al Yankovic was sad after hearing the news of Judy’s death. He took to social media platform Twitter to express his thoughts on her passing away. He tweeted, “Devastated to hear of the passing of my dear, dear friend, the lovely Miss Judy Tenuta. I can’t believe she’s gone. Earth has truly lost a goddess.”

Judy is survived by her partner Vern Pang, five brothers (Daniel, John, Steven, Thomas and James) and sister Barbara. It has been stated that the Hollywood superstar will be buried at Hollywood Forever.

We send our deepest condolences to the friends and family of Judy Tenuta during this hard time. May the departed soul rest in peace. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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