Tim Conway is known as a brilliant actor, hilarious comedian, fantastic writer, and smart director.
He showed off his funny acting chops on a variety of shows and sitcoms, from golden oldies like The Carol Burnett Show to newer stints like SpongeBob SquarePants and Glee, and he brought smiles and laughs to people all around the world for decades.
But behind the scenes, Conway’s health had been deteriorating.
Recent court documents have revealed that the talented actor is suffering from Dementia.
These documents were retrieved by news outlets when Kelly, Conway’s daughter, applied to become her father’s conservator.
This decision was made because Charlene, Conway’s wife, was allegedly failing to take responsibility for this task and was not even showing interest in doing so, attempting to move him away from a good nursing facility to one that will not provide the care Conway needs.
Due to his conditions, Conway requires 24-hour care, registered nurses available to assist him, and a speech therapist who can assist him in swallowing food.
He was revealed to be in such a bad state that he is unable to provide for himself at all, not even able to dress himself, take care of his health, or even eat and drink.
In fact, documents stated he is borderline unresponsive.
Dementia is a degenerative disease that affects the brain, causing memory loss, a decline in cognitive skills and thinking, and loss of some bodily skills.
This illness does not have a specific set of symptoms, but it can progress to a point where its severity affects daily life and prevents patients from accomplishing daily tasks.
Conway has always loved and had a passion for the screen and the world of acting. He has accumulated a long resume.
In his early days in the business, he starred in McHale’s Navy, Rango, The Tim Conway Show, The Carol Burnett Show, and Ace Crawford… Private Eye.
He portrayed the hilarious Dorf in a number of video shorts, and he voiced Barnacle Boy in Spongebob Squarepants and Mulch in Dragons: Riders of Berk.
Over the years, he’s made other appearances, including in On the Spot, Married with Children, Yes, Dear, 30 Rock, Glee and Batman: The Brave and the Bold.
It is truly sad to see someone’s health force them to stop doing what they have loved and worked in for their entire lives.
But Conway knew it was time to leave the world of showbiz when his Dementia began to progress, and as of now, the condition has become so severe that he is unable to do most things on his own.
Fans of this gifted American actor are truly saddened by this news.
Meanwhile, Conway’s children, Corey, Jackie, Jaime, Kelly, Pat, Shawn, and Tim Jr, are still working on reaching a legal resolution that will ensure their father receives the best level of care possible.
As of right now, there are no new details that indicate who will become Conway’s conservator, and people around the world are hoping that the results will provide Conway with the best care he can receive.