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

Tim Conway in 2007

Tim Conway in 2007

The beloved comedic actor died at 8:45 a.m.in the Los Angeles area Tuesday, according to his longtime publicist Howard Bragman and his daughter, Kelly Conway.

According to People, before his death, "he suffered complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's".

The actor won Emmys for his work on The Carol Burnett Show in 1973, 1977, and 1978 and a Golden Globe in 1976. Conway joined the cast as a regular in 1975 after being a frequent guest. Conway also won Emmys for Coach in 1996 and for 30 Rock in 2008. "And Dave did, and then he'd say, 'OK, '" Burnett said.

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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. In one such incident, Conway was fond of recalling, he caused castmate Harvey Korman to wet his trousers from laughter.

Conway's later work included voicing a character on SpongeBob SquarePants and the show paid tribute to its Barnacle Boy.

At a 2013 event promoting his memoir, What's So Funny? Conan O'Brien said "no one made me laugh harder" growing up than Conway, whom he called a "sweets and effortlessly amusing man". "Wait until Vicki Lawrence's a-bomb ad-lib at the end", wrote Patton Oswalt, accompanied with a video of some Carol Burnett Show outtakes. He said they failed because he was not comfortable being the star.

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