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How Carol Burnett, Judd Apatow and Andy Richter are remembering Tim Conway

Tim Conway's deadpan comedy wasn't just an act.

Conway, a star on McHale's Navy and The Carol Burnett Show who reached a new generation as the voice of Barnacle Boy on Spongebob Squarepants, died Tuesday at 85. He earned six Emmys in his long comedic career, and received a wave of praise as news of his passing spread.

Burnett, the show's title star, declared she was "heartbroken" in a statement following Conway's death, going on to say "he was one in a million, not only as a brilliant comedian but as a loving human being." Plenty of other stars, including Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal and Al Roker, made sure to share their favorite Conway clips from The Carol Burnett Show.

Kathy Griffin echoed plenty of other actors' thoughts on Conway's kindness, calling him a "soft-spoken man" and a "comedy giant" in a tweet. Meanwhile, Conan sidekick Andy Richter and comedy filmmaker Judd Apatow had some longer memories to share. Kathryn Krawczyk