The comedian who many of us grew up watching on TV, Tim Conway, has now passed on to his eternal reward at age 85.
According to TMZ…
Conway’s rep, Howard Bragman, says Tim was battling complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus — an accumulation of spinal fluid on the brain. He had reportedly been suffering from dementia … and had been under a conservatorship formed to make medical care decisions. The court appointed his wife, Charlene, his conservator.
Conway was known for his part on the Carol Burnett Show:
Tim, along with Harvey Korman, starred brilliantly on “The Carol Burnett Show.” Their scenes with Carol were legendary … with all 3 stars constantly trying — and often succeeding — in making the other crack up on camera. He was originally a guest star when the series started in 1967, but became a regular in 1975, and remained a fixture on it until it ended in 1978.
He went on to guest star on many, many, many TV comedies … such as “Married with Children,” “Cybill,” and “The Larry Sanders Show.”
They also note that he won 6 Emmys, most of which were for his part on the Carol Burnett Show:
He’s a 6-time Emmy winner — 4 for ‘Carol Burnett’ and one each for guest roles on “Coach and “30 Rock” — and took home a Golden Globe in 1976, too.
Tim is survived by his wife, 7 kids and 2 granddaughters.
Here’s a video of Conway making everyone laugh on the set for the Carol Burnett Show. It’s hilarious:
And lastly, here’s an interview with Conway on EWTN from 2014. I didn’t realize this until today, but Conway became Catholic as a young man, some years after he’d broken his back while playing football, and has remained a Christian his entire life. Praise the Lord!
Tim Conway was certainly one of a kind and will be missed. RIP.