Hailed as one of comedy’s most gifted personalities, legendary actor Tim Conway is reportedly suffering from dementia.
Fans were saddened to learn that Conway is now “almost entirely unresponsive,” according to his daughter, Kelly Conway.
Fans also learned that Kelly Conway appears to be at odds with her father’s wife, Charlene, about the decisions made in regard to Conway’s health.
On Aug. 28, another famed comedic legend, 88-year-old Bob Newhart, spoke up on behalf of his longtime friend.
Newhart wanted to reassure Conway’s friends and fans that Conway is currently receiving the best of care.
“To the many fans and friends of Tim Conway,” Newhart began on Twitter.
“We have been best friends with Charlene and Tim for many years and want to assure you that he is receiving the most devoted care. Sincerely, Ginnie and Bob Newhart.”
To the many fans and friends of Tim Conway,
We have been friends with Charlene and Tim for many years and want to assure you that he is receiving the most devoted care.
Ginnie and Bob Newhart
— Bob Newhart (@BobNewhart) August 28, 2018
Newhart’s voice comes at a time when fans are worried that the apparent family drama in the Conway family might detract from Conway’s immediate needs.
But according to Newhart, fans needn’t worry.
A representative of Kelly Conway released a statement thanking everyone for their love and concern for Conway during this difficult time.
“Kelly Conway wants to thank everyone for their outpouring of love and support for her dad and cannot make any statements at this moment due to a pending court date,” the representative told Fox News.
Fans of Conway still delight in remembering all the laughs he brought to television week after week.
Some loved him best for his role as Ensign Charles Parker in “McHale’s Navy,” while others are still drawn to his contribution to “The Carol Burnett Show.”
Conway won six Emmy Awards during his career and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2002.
Fans have been vocal on social media, pouring out their support and best wishes for the beloved actor.
We wish his family all the best as they endeavor to do what’s best for Conway.
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