Jonathan Winters is widely considered to be one of the greatest improv comedians of all time. He lived a full life with a decade-spanning career filled with film, television, and classic comedy routines. Here are the 20 best tweets regarding his passing.
One of the funniest, most quick-witted comedians EVER! RT @buzzfeednews Actor and comedian Jonathan Winters has died. He was 87.
— Darlene I. Aigen (@dardar1126) April 12, 2013
“If your ship doesn’t come in, swim out to it.” – Jonathan Winters
— Great Minds Quotes (@GreatestQuotes) August 17, 2012
Jonathan Winters was a comedy god when I was a kid. Everybody who does improv today should burn their B-material in his honor.
— Bigshotprof (@thebigshotprof) April 12, 2013
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) April 12, 2013
Photo: Jonathan Winters, Man of Dignity tmblr.co/Z3dO7yiEdNpK
— Kliph Nesteroff (@ClassicShowbiz) April 8, 2013
“I’ve always been proud of being a Marine. I won’t hesitate to defend the Corps.” – Jonathan Winters
— U.S. Marines (@USMC) June 18, 2012
A moment of silence then laughter for one of the funniest men of all time, native Ohioan Jonathan Winters.
— Adam K (@adam_the_k) April 12, 2013
Farewell Jonathan Winters.. thanks for inspiring generations of improvisational comedians: Robin Williams and Jim Carrey to name a few
— trey wingo (@wingoz) April 12, 2013
One of my fav moments was Jonathan Winters’ surprise walk on with Robin Williams on Letterman back in the late 80s. #JonathanWinters
— John Ondo (@John_Ondo) April 12, 2013
“Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.” RIP Jonathan Winters
— Mario Candelaria (@TheOtherMarioC) April 12, 2013
— Adam Richter/REagle (@AdamRichterRE) April 12, 2013
RIP Jonathan Winters. “Comedy Legend” seems like a very inadequate description. tmz.com/2013/04/12/jon…
— Jaime Weinman (@weinmanj) April 12, 2013
— marc maron (@marcmaron) April 12, 2013
Goodbye, Jonathan Winters, and thank you. You taught me that being a weirdo could be a vocation.
— Sarah Thyre (@SarahThyre) April 12, 2013
Jonathan Winters has left this earth… and I immediately thought of that lofty choir singing “The Big W.”
— Alan Spencer (@MrAlanSpencer) April 12, 2013
Did you know- Jonathan Winters once worked at CNN affiliate @wbns in Columbus OH for about 2 yrs.He quit after they refused $5 pay raise
— PCNN (@PCNN) April 12, 2013
I hope when he went he kicked a silver bucket down an embankment. RIP Jonathan Winters, a true comedic genius.
— Cole Stratton (@colestratton) April 12, 2013
I thought the world seemed less funny when I woke up this morning. Turns out I was right.RIP Jonathan Winters
— Josh Weinstein (@JElvisWeinstein) April 12, 2013
RIP Jonathan Winters. *sigh* One of my favorite Twilight Zones is “A Game of Pool” with Winters in a serious role w/Jack Klugman
— Mona (@Shopaholic_918) April 12, 2013
If there’s any justice in the world, Jonathan Winters will be buried in a giant egg.
— Brian Heater (@bheater) April 12, 2013