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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.