Tim Conway died on Tuesday morning in Long Angeles after a battle with a long illness. He was 85 years old.
The six-time Emmy-winning comedian and actor was known for his characters on "The Carol Burnett Show,” "Rango" and "Ace Crawford Private Eye." He also voiced the animated Barnacle Boy on “SpongeBob SquarePants.”
"The love he gave us, and the laughter he gave the world will never be replaced, but will be remembered forever," Kelly told continued. "He is at peace now but I will miss him every second of every day until we meet again in heaven.
Not long after the news, celebrity friends and fans alike immediately took to social media to mourne the loss of the comedy icon.
"I cry laughing ....tears streaming...with almost every one of his sketches. RIP to the magnificent Tim Conway," wrote actress Rhea Seehorn.
"Tim Conway, Comedian and 'Carol Burnette Show' Star Has Left For Paris," wrote RuPaul.
"Sad to read of the passing of Tim Conway. Both Tim AND Harvey Korman couldn't have been any nicer AND funnier. Now together again making each other laugh. RIP," Marlee Matlin wrote.
You were always my favorite comedian. Thank you #TimConway for all the laughter over the years. RIP dear one," Kristy Swanson said.
"RIP to Tim Conway who was always always always always funny!" wrote comedian Larry Wilmore.
"So sad to hear of the passing of #TimConway at 85. His Dentist sketch with Harvey Korman on the #CarolBurnett Show is still one of the funniest 9:00 you will watch on TV. Do yourself a favor and watch in his honor," Al Roker said.
A tribute was posted from late actress Rose Marie's account, which is run by her daughter.
"So sad to hear about Tim Conway. "Discovering" Tim and managing him for a time, was a source of tremendous pride for Mother. He was, after all, one of the funniest men on the planet! My heart goes out to his family," it read.
"Watching Tim Conway destroy his cast mates is pure joy. Wait until Vicki Lawrence’s a-bomb ad-lib at the end. #RIPTimConway," Patton Oswalt wrote.
Fox News' Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.
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