'The Carol Burnett Show' Star And Legendary Comedian Tim Conway Passes Away At 85
May 15, 2019 13:46 By Fabiosa
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.
Flowers for Walk of Famer Tim Conway. 🌹RIP pic.twitter.com/UlIrxEAld0— Walk of Fame (@WalkofFameStar) May 14, 2019
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:
Oh Tim Conway made me laugh. He was the whole comedic package. I don’t know if I’ve Ever laughed out loud as much as I did watching him. Pure Gold. RIP Tim— Wally Kurth (@wallykurth) May 15, 2019
We lost one of the greatest today – Tim Conway may be the greatest ever! I will never forget on an Emmy Awards when Harvey Korman won & Tim did not. Harvey went up to accept his award, Tim went up and stood right next to him, not saying a word. Ginnie & I will miss him greatly!! pic.twitter.com/Pvn3LEYH7K— Bob Newhart (@BobNewhart) May 14, 2019
Rest in peace, Mr. Conway! Your sidesplitting performances made people’s lives better, and they will always be remembered.