Comedian Jonathan Winters has passed away. The innovative comic inspired Robin Williams, Jim Carrey and many others with his groundbreaking improvisations. He was 87.

He died at his California home of natural causes.

He starred in the pioneering, 'The Jonathan Winters Show,' in the 1950's and was introduced to a whole new audience in the 1980's as a co-star on 'Mork and Mindy.'