Carol Burnett Remembers Tim Conway: “He’ll Be In My Heart Forever”; Conan O’Brien, Others Offer Praise

Refresh for updates… Carol Burnett is remembering her friend and co1star Tim Conway today. “I’m heartbroken,” she said in a statement. “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.”

Conway joined the cast of The Carol Burnett Show in 1975 but had already been making frequent – and fan favorite – guest appearances on the variety sketch show for eight seasons. He won Emmy Awards in 1973, 1977 and 1978.

Burnett was joined in honoring the great comedian today, as other comics praised Conway as a comic’s comic. “One of the funniest people who ever lived,” tweeted Phil Rosenthal, creator and exec producer of Everybody Loves Raymond.

Conway died today in Los Angeles.

Deadline will update this page as additional responses arrive…

When I was a kid watching “The Carol Burnett Show,” no one made me laugh harder than Tim Conway. What a sweet and effortlessly funny man.

– Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) May 14, 2019

There are some performers that are so delightful you love them like family. #TimConway was that kind of performer. I don’t remember a time when he wasn’t a part of my world. I know I am the age where heroes start to pass, but damn, this hurts. He was comedy gold! #RIPTimConway https://t.co/kqSllmzKY3

– yvette nicole brown (@YNB) May 14, 2019

So sad to hear about Tim Conway’s death. One of my heroes, truly. Did a live sketch w him for NY comedy festival. When we met to “rehearse”, he made me laugh for a solid hour. He didn’t have to. For him to treat me as even close to an equal will always be a cherished honor.

– Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 14, 2019