The world has lost a comedy legend. The funnyman from Dayton will be missed.Jonathan Winters, Funny Man and Comedic Inspiration, Dies at 87
By WILLIAM GRIMES
Published: April 12, 2013
Jonathan Winters, the rubber-faced comedian whose unscripted flights of fancy inspired a generation of improvisational comics, and who kept television audiences in stitches with Main Street characters like Maude Frickert, a sweet-seeming grandmother with a barbed tongue and a roving eye, died on Thursday at his home in Montecito, Calif. He was 87.