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    Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    few were ever better.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.


    The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime friend. He was surrounded by family and friends.

    Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    few were ever better.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.


    The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime friend. He was surrounded by family and friends.

    Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    RIP !!

    A very funny man!

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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    The world just got a little bit less funny.

    RIP, and work on your routine. Someone has to keep us laughing in Heaven.
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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    few were ever better.

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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jonathan Winters, the cherub-faced comedian whose breakneck improvisations and misfit characters inspired the likes of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey, has died. He was 87.


    The Ohio native died Thursday evening at his Montecito, Calif., home of natural causes, said Joe Petro III, a longtime friend. He was surrounded by family and friends.

    Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    This is one where I can honestly say, "Wow. I thought he died a long time ago."

    He was indeed a very funny guy. If I remember correctly, he had problems with depression -- or just his general mental health. Genius is often cursed.
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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    That guy used to make me laugh so hard tears ran down my cheeks.

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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    a true genius
    no one was better at improv
    and his paintings were hilarious ... at least once aware of the titles he gave to them
    he felt like he was always on. maybe now he can rest ... in peace
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    One of the two or three funniest people of the 20th century. Amazing talent, perfect delivery.
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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    The guy was remarkable and always had me in stitches. He did have some problems, the studios would send him on mental health vacations from time to time, the he'd be back, as brilliant as ever.

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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    That guy used to make me laugh so hard tears ran down my cheeks.
    They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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    Re: Groundbreaking improv comic Jonathan Winters dies

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    They don't make 'em like that anymore.
    There is some truth to that. Groucho Marx, Red Skelton, Jonathan Winters...there is no one around these days who can hold a candle to any of those guys.
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