Jonathan Winters was remembered as a pioneer on Friday, as a number of comedians and actors took to Twitter to eulogize the veteran comic who died at the age of 87 on Thursday night in Southern California.
“Comedy loses a KING!” added Pee-wee Herman. “Jonathan was an influence on so many and there was nobody like him. Loved you, Jonathan!”
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Patton Oswalt: “No him, no me. No MOST of us, comedy-wise, come to think of it.”
Kevin Pollak: “Had a great run. Actual genius.”
Kelly Monteith: “I am truly saddened by the passing of Jonathan Winters, a true comedic genius and enormous influence on me and generations of comedians.”
French Stewart: “Jonathan Winters passed away. He was a gentle giant and a beautiful person.”
Ruth Buzzi: “Jonathan Winters, an amazingly inventive comedy giant, a generous genius, you shared humor everywhere, not just on TV, and we all loved you.”