Steve Carell, Jim Carrey Mourn Jonathan Winters on Twitter

Comedians pay tribute to the 'Mork and Mindy' star

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Many famed comedians took to Twitter today to pay tribute to Jonathan Winters, the round-faced and madcap jokester who died on Thursday at age 87.

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A celebrated improv artist who entered the comedy scene in the Fifties, Winters is most revered for his wild, groundbreaking ad-lib mastery and was well-known for his run on the sci-fi TV comedy Mork and Mindy in the early Eighties. Winters influenced an entire generation of comedians, from Robin Williams (who also starred in Mork and Mindy) to Jim Carrey. Read on to see the comedy community's strong reaction to the death of a genuine original.