Comedian and actor Tim Conway dies after long illness

LOS ANGELES — Emmy-winning actor Tim Conway died Tuesday in Los Angeles at the age of 85.

The comedian’s death was confirmed to City News Service by his longtime publicist, Howard Bragman.

Conway “died at 8:45 a.m. in Los Angeles after a long-term illness,” Bragman said.

Conway was a cast member on the 1961-62 ABC variety series, “The Steve Allen Show,” before landing the role of Ensign Charles Beaumont Parker on the 1962-66 ABC comedy “McHale’s Navy.” In the 1970s, he became a cast member on “The Carol Burnett Show.”

He is survived by his wife, Charlene, and six children from his first marriage, including KFI-AM talk show host Tim Conway Jr. and his daughter Kelly Conway, who had battled her stepmother in court over his care.

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