Hollywood Tributes Continue Following Legend Tim Conway’s Death

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Tributes from celebrities continued to pour in Tuesday following the sad news that legendary comedian and actor Tim Conway had died following a long illness. He was 85.

The star, best known for his appearances on the hit CBS show “The Carol Burnett Show,” was a comedic genius who not only had the viewers laughing, but had a special knack of cracking up his fellow cast members like Carol Burnett and Harvey Korman while they were in character. (RELATED: Hollywood Reacts To Death Of Legendary Actress Doris Day)

Actor Tim Conway holds the Emmy he Actor Tim Conway holds the Emmy he won as best guest actor in a comedy series for his role in "Coach" September 8 at the 48th Annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Ca. Reuters/Jeff Vinnick

Actor Tim Conway holds the Emmy he Actor Tim Conway holds the Emmy he won as best guest actor in a comedy series for his role in “Coach” September 8 at the 48th Annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Ca. Reuters/Jeff Vinnick

“I’m heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being,” longtime friend Carol Burnett told PEOPLE magazine. “I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He’ll be in my heart forever.” (RELATED: Peter Mayhew, The Actor Behind Chewbacca In ‘Star Wars,’ Dies At 74)

“Hysterical, crazy, bold, fearless, humble, kind, adorable…all synonyms for Tim Conway. I am so lucky to ever have shared a stage with him. Harvey [Korman] and Tim [Conway] are together again. The angels are laughing out loud tonight,” co-star Vicki Lawrence captioned her post on Instagram. (RELATED: Hollywood Reacts To Devastating News Of Carrie Fisher’s Heart Attack)

 

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As previously reported, Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, stepdaughter, six biological kids and two granddaughters.

In lieu of flowers and or gifts, the family has requested people instead make a donation to The Lou Ruvo Brain Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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