BREAKING The Carol Burnett Show star Tim Conway dead at 85

American actor Tim Conway has died aged 85.

The telly star, best known for his role in The Carol Burnett Show, passed away in Los Angeles on Tuesday, according to his representative Howard Bragman.

People.com reports that before his death he had suffered complications from brain disorder Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus.

Conway is survived by his wife of 35 years, his stepdaughter, his six biological children and two granddaughters.

After starting his career in the US Army, Conway began working in TV in Cleveland and became known for his work in comedy skits.

This led to him landing a role on The Steve Allen Show, which gained him a nationwide following.

He went on to appear in more TV shows, starring in 1967's Rango and sketch show Turn-on.

He landed his own series The Tin Conway Show in 1970, and landed parts in a number of films including The Apple Dumpling Gang.

However, it was his role on The Carol Burnett Show that really propelled him to stardom.

He joined the sketch show in 1975 and became a regular after making frequent guest appearances.

Conway played roles including The Oldest Man and Mr Tudball, and his work on the show landed him four Emmy Awards.

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