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American comedian Jonathan Winters was once described by talk-show host Jack Paar as "pound for pound, the funniest man alive."
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Jonathan Winters died of natural causes on April 11, 2013, at the age of 87, at his home in Montecito, California.
He was survived by his two children, Lucinda and Jay, and five grandchildren. (His wife of more than 60 years, Eileen (Saunders) Winters, died on January 11, 2009.)
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