'The Carol Burnett Show' Star And Legendary Comedian Tim Conway Passes Away At 85

May 15, 2019 13:46

It’s hard to say last goodbyes to our favorite stars, even when we know it was coming.

Tim Conway, a beloved actor and comedian who made millions of people laugh with his unforgettable performances, has passed away.

Conway died on Tuesday morning in the L.A. area, his representative has confirmed. He was 85.

The comic actor is best remembered for his work on The Carol Burnett Show, which earned him a Golden Globe, three Emmys, and countless admirers. Conway was also much loved by his co-stars, who were in awe of his unique ability to do improvs that caught them off guard.

Tributes from colleagues and fans

Carol Burnett says her heart is broken by the passing of her dear friend and colleague. Her statement reads:

I’m heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He’ll be in my heart forever.

Conway’s comedy was a source of inspiration, and many stars readily admit they learned from him. Some of them took to social media to pay tributes and express heartfelt condolences:

Rest in peace, Mr. Conway! Your sidesplitting performances made people’s lives better, and they will always be remembered.