Jonathan Winters Dies at 87

Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

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April 12 2013 1:39 PM

Comedian Jonathan Winters Dead at 87

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."

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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."

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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