Robin Williams: Jonathan Winters “Was My Comedy Buddha” — Exclusive

Posted on April 12th, 2013 at 2:48 pm


If you've never heard of Jonathan Winters, but have seen Robin Williams in action -- then you have felt the magic of Jonathan.

The comedic legend, who inspired the Mork & Mindy star, died Thursday at the age of 87.

"First he was my idol, then he was my mentor and amazing friend. I'll miss him huge. He was my Comedy Buddha. Long live the Buddha," Robin tells RumorFix in an exclusive statement.

Jim Carrey was another disciple of the comedian with a frenetic sense of humor. He tweeted, “Jonathan Winters was the worthy custodian of a sparkling and childish comedic genius."

Click here to see other celebrity tributes to Jonathan Winters.

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