Americans are grieving the loss of American actor, comedian, and writer Tim Conway, who died on May 14, 2019, according to his rep, Howard Bragman.
The 85-year-old had suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) prior to his death.
Friends, family, and a multitude of fans have wrestled with the ambiguous loss of Conway’s personhood since learning of his deteriorating health in late August.
Conway was born on Dec. 15, 1933, in Willoughby, Ohio. He was 85 years old when he died.
Conway’s name brings smiles and laughter to hearts across America, as generations of fans remember his incredible gift as a comedic actor.
During his weekly appearances on “The Carol Burnett Show,” Conway made Americans laugh so hard, their sides hurt. He was noticeably absent from the cast’s 50-year reunion in December 2017, leaving fans concerned about his physical health.
In addition to his work with Carol Burnett, Conway was perhaps best known for his role on “McHale’s Navy,” where he played the bumbling Ensign Charles Parker from 1962-1966.
Throughout the years, Conway has appeared as a guest actor on a host of television shows including, but not limited to, “30 Rock,” “Yes Dear,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Glee.”
Conway also brought his voice to life in animation form, voicing the character “Barnacle Boy” on “Spongebob Squarepants” and in guest appearances on “The Simpsons.”
Americans were drawn to Conway’s unschooled, raw talent for comedy. When Conway descended upon Hollywood, he had no professional training.
“I had a sense of humor and had been in front of a microphone,” Conway said on a 2004 episode of “The Interviews: An Oral History of Television.”
Tim Conway, Star of The Carol Burnett Show, Dies at 85 https://t.co/sfxFxvIwBD
— People (@people) May 14, 2019
Perhaps the greatest gift Conway gave to America was the joy of bringing families together, huddled around a modest television for a night of side-splitting laughter. All ages were welcome, no viewer discretion was necessary, meaning nobody at home had to be left out.
Conway was a gifted artist, a genuinely funny soul who will be greatly missed.
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