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Tim Conway, star of the ‘Carol Burnett Show,’ dies at 85

Tim Conway, star of the ‘Carol Burnett Show,’ dies at 85

Tom Conway, a celebrated comedian, and actor who starred in Carol Burnett Show, died at the age of 85 on May 14th, his publicist confirmed.

Tim Conway (shown above left, beside actress Carol Burnett) passed away on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, California, after a long illness.

However, Conway's most notable, beloved gig was on The Carol Burnett Show, where he won viewers over with characters like the Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball, whose accent he has said was inspired by his Romanian mother. He also voiced a character on "SpongeBob Square Pants".

He appeared as a guest star on The Carol Burnett Show for eight seasons before becoming a regular in 1975.

She said Conway would stick with a sketch's script through dress rehearsal but once it was time to tape the performance for a broadcast, he began freelancing.

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"I'm heartbroken", Burnett said in a statement. "He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven". Conway's wife, Charlene Fusco, and a daughter, Jackie, were at his side. In one such incident, Conway was fond of recalling, he caused castmate Harvey Korman to wet his trousers from laughter. He attended Bowling Green State University and served in the U.S. Army.

Actor Tim Conway poses with his award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on "30 Rock" at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 13, 2008.

In addition to those four Emmy wins, he won in 1996 for outstanding guest actor in a comedy, Coach, and in 2008 for guest actor in a comedy for 30 Rock.

Conway's breakout role was on the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy", where he played Ensign Charles Parker, a blundering ensign in World War II.

Conway was married to Mary Anne Dalton from 1961 until 1978 and they had six children together.