The Scooby Doo Gang has given Jonathan Winters a ride all the way up to heaven, because he died last night at the age of 87. TMZ says that Jonathan was surrounded by his family when he died of natural causes at his home in Montecito, CA.
Long before American Idol and the acting category on Star Search (remember that shit?), Jonathan entered a talent contest in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio and won. After that, he got a job as a radio personality and that eventually led him to NYC to do stand-up, which led him to many TV appearances where he played all sorts of characters including Maude Frickert. Jonathan was in a million TV shows and movies including It’s A Mad Mad Mad Mad World, Davis Rules, The Flinstones, The Twilight Zone and The Smurfs movies. Children from the 70s and 80s best know him from Scooby Doo and as Mork & Mindy’s kid, Mearth.
And now Jonathan Winters is destroying gas stations in heaven.
Rest in peace, Mearth.