Tim Conway, ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star, dead at 85

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Actor Tim Conway holds the Emmy he Actor Tim Conway holds the Emmy he won as best guest actor in a comedy series for his role in "Coach" September 8 at the 48th Annual Emmy Awards in Pasadena, Ca.

The actor, who died Tuesday at the age of 85, is being remembered by some of his co-stars and other Hollywood stars as a man who brought joy to others on and off-screen.

The cause of Conway's death was not publicized, but he reportedly suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus without signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.

Conway won four Emmy Awards for his work on The Carol Burnett Show creating characters like Oldest Man and Mr. Tudball. The ensemble cast surrounding the redheaded star included Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner. He joined the cast of the show in 1975 as a regular after frequently appearing as a guest.

Conway's career started on local television in Cleveland in the 1950s, according to CBS, where he did comedic spots on a late-night movie show. He attended Bowling Green State University and served in the U.S. Army. Comedienne Rose Marie happened to catch the young comic's performance and recommended him to Steve Allen.

"When I was a kid watching 'The Carol Burnett Show, ' no one made me laugh harder than Tim Conway".

"If there's any reason at all I'm in the business, I think it's Don", Conway once said.

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Burnett said on Tuesday she was "heartbroken" at Conway's death.

Conway performed on the show for over a decade.

His popularity on the Burnett program led to his own shows - a sitcom in 1970 and a variety show in 1980 - and they lasted about a year each.

"Rest in peace to the hilarious and kindhearted, Tim Conway".

Actor Ian James Corlett wrote about the time he had an opportunity to work with Conway.

Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, six children, a step-daughter and two granddaughters. Previously, he was married to Mary Anne Dalton, from 1961 to 1978.

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