Tim Conway, the legendary comedic actor who appeared on “The Carol Burnett Show,” passed away on Tuesday. He was 85.
Conway’s rep, Howard Bragman, tells The Blast that Conway passed away this morning after a long illness. According to PEOPLE, which first reported the news, in lieu of flowers or gifts, the family is asking for any donations to be made to The Lou Ruvo Brain Center at the Cleveland Clinic in Las Vegas.
Conway had been suffering from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.
Conway’s daughter, Kelly, released a statement to The Blast, saying:
It is with the greatest sorrow that my brothers Tim, Patrick, Jamie, Corey, Seann, and I announce that our Dad, Tim Conway has passed away.
The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world, will never be replaced but will be remembered forever. He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven.
We knew he would have to leave us someday, but that day came too soon. “ SO LEAVE ME IF YOU NEED TOO, I WILL STILL REMEMBER, ANGEL FLYING TOO CLOSE TO THE GROUND”
I want to thank everyone for their prayers, love and support over the past year or so.
As The Blast first reported, the comedian was suffering from severe dementia and his daughter and wife fought for months over his health care. Conway’s daughter claimed he was “almost entirely unresponsive.”
An attorney appointed by the court to represent Conway said he was “unable to communicate” and “showed no ability or willingness to talk.”
Conway’s daughter was trying to be named conservator over her father but the court ultimately decided against her.
In addition to his work on “McHale’s Navy” and “The Carol Burnett Show,” Tim Conway is perhaps best known for his character Dorf.