Hollywood Mourns Death of Jonathan Winters on Twitter

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By Michael Lewittes

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Hollywood is taking to Twitter to mourn the loss of legendary comedic actor Jonathan Winters, who passed away on Thursday night at 87. Check out what stars are saying about the man and his legacy here:

Roseanne Barr: hail hail a genius has vacated this realm-Jonathan Winters revolutionary comedian-revolutionary mind. RIP. Patton Oswalt: No him, no me. No MOST of us, comedy-wise, come to think of it. #RIP Jonathan Winters. Eric Stonestreet: RIP Jonathan Winters. Thank you for your comedy.

Chelsea Peretti: JONATHAN WINTERS WAS MY DAD’S FAVORITE HE CRANK CALLED HIM FOR ME &MY DAD GIGGLED LIKE A SCHOOLBOY NEVER HEARD HIM SO HAPPY IT WAS THE BEST. Albert Brooks: R.I.P Jonathan Winters. Beyond funny, He invented a new category of comedic genius. Tom Arnold: RIP Jonathon Winters. The funniest man in the world. Look it up young people.

Jim Gaffigan: RIP Jonathan Winters – one of the greats. Really. So funny. Kevin Pollack: Had a great run. Actual genius. Dick Van Dyke: The first time I saw Jonathan Winters perform, I thought I might as well quit the business. Because, I could never be as brilliant. Michael Ian Black: Jonathan Winters basically invented alternative comedy. RIP

Adam Shankman: RIP 1 of the great funny man legends of all time #jonathanwinters. I will always cherish how u made me laugh on set & off. We will miss u! Brent Spiner: RIP Jonathan Winters. One of the real greats. Met him a few years ago. I said, “Hello”, he did twenty minutes. A great twenty minutes. Chris Hardwick: RIP Jonathan Winters. Sad day for comedy fans. We were lucky to have had him at all.

Steve Martin: Goodbye, Jonathan Winters. You were not just one of the greats, but one of the great greats. Steve Carell: Jonathan Winters was wildly funny. Rosie O’Donnell: jonathan winters – true comic genius – i was lucky to work with him on the flintstones movie – a wonderful man – rip. Bob Newhart: Jonathan Winters was the king—a true genius. He was number one. There is no number two. #jonathanwinters

Jim Carrey: Jonathan Winters was the worthy custodian of a sparkling and childish comedic genius. He did God’s work. I was lucky 2 know him. =;o{|} .Jimmy Kimmel: I feel very lucky to have had the chance to know the great Jonathan Winters, who was funny from beginning to end. Pee-Wee Herman: Comedy loses a KING! Jonathan Winters was an influence on so many and there was nobody like him. Loved you, Jonathan!

John Stamos: One of my all time fav’s RIP Mr. Winters. Joel McHale: R.I.P #JonathanWinters –One of the funniest & most unique to walk the land. Keith Olberman: My condolences to family, friends and fans of the immortal Jonathan Winters. The influence he had cannot be underestimated.” “I think my friend @TheRichardLewis won’t mind my RT of photo he sent last year: His ‘comedy father’ #JonathanWinters. Larry King: Sorry to learn about the passing of Jonathan Winters – he was one of the funniest men who ever lived -at the top of his game he was the top!

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