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)
“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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RIP Master. I was honored to make you laugh and be a friend.
As I spoke at Harvey Korman’s memorial that you oversaw, I said that without question, your work together was right next to Laurel&Hardy in craft and laughs. to your family. RL https://t.co/0zKWdLkBJK
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) May 14, 2019
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 14, 2019
Rest in peace. https://t.co/r8OEiQP4lH
— Marsha Warfield (@MarshaWarfield) May 14, 2019
Sad to read of the passing of Tim Conway. Both Tim AND Harvey Korman couldn’t have been any nicer AND funnier. Now together again making each other laugh. RIP pic.twitter.com/1PmgeP4tYr
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) May 14, 2019
The amount of joy Tim Conway brought my family as a child was immeasurable. The man was pure comedy. Riotously funny. I finally got to see him work when he guest starred on The Larry Sanders show and he was all I dreamed he would be. As kind as he was funny. He will be missed. https://t.co/69NkVC6TwZ
— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) May 14, 2019
— Wayne Brady (@WayneBrady) May 14, 2019
RIP to Tim Conway who was always always always always funny! https://t.co/oPv8wUHwRR
— Larry Wilmore (@larrywilmore) May 14, 2019
Safe travels to my fellow Clevelander Tim Conway. A huge talent. We were once on the same plane and joked about who would get top billing in the news if the plane went down. #RIPTimConway https://t.co/ODQ44kvW6V
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) May 14, 2019
Reminded today of one of my favorite Hollywood Squares memory. During our meal break, 4 of us sat together talking. Me, Harvey Korman, Carol Burnett & Tim Conway. Years later, Tim came to @DancingABC and stopped by my dressing room to say hi. He was as good as they get. RIP Tim pic.twitter.com/m9bmRylwgW
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) May 14, 2019
This man was such a gift. His work on the Carol Burnett Show was pure joy. I got a chance to meet him once and his kindness matched his talent. Thank you Tim Conway. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/ov624ZMbj1
— Tony Hale (@MrTonyHale) May 14, 2019
Nobody ever made young me laugh harder than the great Tim Conway. His joyful genius still destroys me. Heaven just got WAAAAY funnier. Buckle up, Harvey Korman. #RIPTimConway and THANK YOU!! https://t.co/jAlXyzppbC via @YouTube
— Charles Esten (@CharlesEsten) May 14, 2019
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.