09:35 AM EDT 12/19/2014
Originally posted 01/06/2014 12:30PM
Heeeeeere's … Jimmy!
Originally posted 04/12/2013 01:30PM
Jonathan Winters – an improvisational genius and the comedic spiritual godfather to a generation of younger comics, including Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and the late Andy Kaufman – died of natural causes Thursday night. He was surrounded by family and friends at his home in Montecito, Calif., the Associated Press reports. He was 87.
Tweeted Steve Martin on Friday: "Goodbye, Jonath[a]n Winters. You were not only one of the greats, but one of the great greats."
Originally posted 01/27/2004 9:45AM
Jack Paar, 85, who put NBC's "Tonight Show" on the map in the 1950s only to remove himself from the air -- and the limelight -- in the mid-'60s, died at his Greenwich, Conn., home on Tuesday after a long illness, Stephen Wells, Paar's son-in-law, tells the Associated Press.
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Police Searching for Parents of 3-Year-Old Girl Abandoned at Los Angeles Mall
Prince William and Princess Kate Take Prince George to See Santa
See Lance Bass and Michael Turchin on Their Wedding Night (PHOTO)
The Daily Treat: Homeless Kitten Born Without Eyelids Will Have Full Vision Thanks to Giving Doctor
Two New York City Police Officers Assassinated in Gunman's Ambush
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!