The World Of Comedy Loses A Great Pioneer: Jonathan Winters

It seems that everyday now we must say goodbye to a legend in the entertainment industry. Today it was comic Jonathan Winters. He passed away of natural causes at the age of 87 at his Montecito, California home on April 11, 2013, surrounded by family and friends, as reported on Winters revolutionized comedy through his improvisation.

He appeared on hundreds of TV shows and brought many eccentric characters to life in series such as “Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World,” “The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters,” “Mork & Mindy” and “Hee Haw.” Winters voiced famous cartoon characters, including Grandpa Smurf on The Smurfs (1986–89) and Papa Smurf in The Smurfs (2011 film). Winters’s final feature film was The Smurfs 2 in 2013, which will be dedicated in his memory.

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