Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

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April 12 2013 1:39 PM

Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

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From left, Mickey Rooney, Marvin Kaplan and Jonathan Winters arrive at an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences screening of "It's A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World."

Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Jonathan Winters died at the age of 87 on Thursday evening, according to multiple news reports citing Winters' business associate Joe Petro III.

Here's more from Reuters:

"Joe Petro, a long-time friend of the actor who runs his official website, said Winters died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California."
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Winters appeared in dozens of films and TV series, including It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Loved One, and The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming. He also played Robin Williams' son on Mork & Mindy.

Slate's "Brow Beat" has a full obituary for Winters, here.

Abby Ohlheiser is a Slate contributor.

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