'Carol Burnett Show' Actor Tim Conway Dies At 85

May 14, 2019 - 12:33 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Tim Conway, a beloved actor best known for his work on “The Carol Burnett Show,” has died at the age of 85.

A representative for Conway says he passed away in Los Angeles at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday.

The actor and comedian had been dealing with complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus. His representative said he had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer’s.

In his early life, Conway was a fraternity man at Bowling Green State University, served in the Army and started his comedy career working for a radio station.

He made a name for himself on the 1962 sitcom “McHale’s Navy” before beginning guest appearances on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

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Conway joined the cast officially in 1975 and performed in various roles over the years, including the beloved Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball.

"I'm heartbroken. He was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being. I cherish the times we had together both on the screen and off. He'll be in my heart forever," Carol Burnett said in a statement.

The comedian won four Emmy Awards for his work on Burnett’s program and two more for guest appearances on “Coach” and “30 Rock.”

In addition to his on-screen work, Conway was also a seasoned voice actor and leant his voice to “Spongebob Squarepants” as Barnacle Boy and was Mulch in DreamWorks’ “Dragons: Riders of Berk.”

Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, his stepdaughter, his six biological children and two granddaughters.