It has been reported that Carol Burnett comedy star Harvey Korman has died at the age of 81 from suffering complications from the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm four months ago.
He died at the UCLA medical center on Thursday with his family at his side.
“He was a brilliant comedian and a brilliant father,” his daughter told AP. “He had a very good sense of humor in real life.”
Korman was a fixture on the Burnett show, helping it win numerous Emmy awards.
He loved acting from the beginning, starring in plays throughout junior and high school. After enlisting in World War II, he returned to his home of Chicago to continue his acting career.
His rise to fame begun with four seasons on the Danny Kaye Show during the 60′s, as well as doing the voice over for the Great Gazoo on The Flintstones.
Carol Burnett has not yet released a statement concerning the death of Korman, but is apparently devistated.
He is survived by his wife and four children.