Add another one to the category of "thought he was already dead". Not to be insensitive or anything, but it just seemed logical. Dude was always known for being overweight. And even back in his prime in the 70s/80s he had an old look to him. So the fact that he made it this long was rather amazing. Still too bad though.
Comedian Jonathan Winters died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, California on April 11th. He was 87-years-old.
I was trying to recall what exactly what it was I best remembered Winters for. When reading the obits about him I saw they mentioned that he played Mork's son in the last season of "Mork and Mindy". Who didn't love that show in the 80s? It was a young Robin Williams at his best. But I honestly don't remember Winters on that show. Apparently, I must have tuned out by that last season.
The timing of Winters' death was very ironic. Just the other day I had a hankering to check again to see if there was a dvd available of one of my all-time favorite movies as a kid: "The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh". After years of there only being a VHS version, it was FINALLY on dvd. I immediately ordered a copy. Shortly after it arrived is when I saw the news about Winters passing. That's when it hit me. Winters had a small role in that piece. So him being a part of that epic film was good enough for him to get a shout out here.
Rest in pieace, Jonathan.