Tim Conway dies at 85: ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ Actor

Beloved comedian Tim Conway, known for his agility and contributions to “The Carol Burnett Show,” as well as his roles in Disney comedies, passed away at the age of 85 in Los Angeles on Tuesday. His loss is deeply felt by his fans and the entertainment industry as a whole.

Tim Conway made millions of people laugh throughout his long career in comedy. He was best known for his roles as the bumbling ensign Parker in McHale’s Navy, and for appearances on The Carol Burnett Show, where he became a household name and earned six Emmy Awards.

The cause of Conway’s death has yet to be revealed, but his passing comes after a difficult few years in which he struggled with health issues and faced a conservatorship battle. In 2017, Conway underwent brain surgery while his wife Charlene and daughter Kelly fought over sole control of the actor’s care.

Conway will be remembered for his iconic roles and comedic talent that brought joy to millions around the world. His death is yet another great loss for Hollywood and show business, and fans everywhere are mourning his passing.

Rest in peace, Tim Conway. You will be greatly missed.

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Tim’s most iconic role, however, was his portrayal of SpongeBob SquarePants’ voice actor. The role called for him to provide the high-pitched squeaky and enthusiasm voice of the beloved yellow character. He held this role from 1999 until he retired in 2014 and passed on the role to Tom Kenny who now voices SpongeBob.

Despite his retirement, Tim became a public figure in the headlines once again when he was appointed a conservator by Judge Charlene Wood in 2019. The judge deemed him unable to make his own healthcare decisions and appointed her as his legal guardian. While it is unclear of what happened during this time, fans of SpongeBob SquarePants were glad to hear of the judge’s decision. In a statement, Judge Wood said that she had “full confidence” in her ability to provide Tim with the care he needs.

Today, Tim is still under the conservatorship of Charl and living happily. The former SpongeBob SquarePants voice actor enjoys spending time with his family and friends, playing his favorite card game poker with pals. He is also an avid fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and attends games whenever he can. The beloved actor is truly living out his retirement in style.

Fans around the world will always remember Tim fondly as both Oldest Man on Carol Burnett Show and SpongeBob SquarePants’ voice actor. He has left a lasting impression in the world of entertainment and will be remembered for years to come.

Thank you for your continued support! As his fans, we can always look back on Tim’s work fondly and remember him as the beloved character he was. His legacy will truly live on for years to come.

Tim Conway was a favorite of many, and his work spanned generations. From the 1960s to 2008, he embodied a certain brand of comedy that made him unlike any other. He will be remembered not only for his hilarious performances on The Carol Burnett Show and in movies like The Apple Dumpling Gang and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr., but also for his remarkable ability to make people laugh without ever uttering a single word. He was an improvisational master, and often relied on facial expressions and physical comedy to get the audience in stitches.

In 2008, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Bucky Bright on NBC’s 30 Rock.

Tim Conway was beloved by all who knew him, and his family will remember him fondly. He is survived by his wife, Charlene, ex-wife, Mary Anne Dalton, six biological children, one stepdaughter and two granddaughters.

He may have left us too soon but Tim Conway’s legacy will live on forever. He was an undeniably talented comedic genius, and his humor will always bring joy to those who remember him. Rest in peace, Tim Conway. We will miss you.

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