Sob. Paul Winchell is Dead.

Obituary Here.

Who was Paul Winchell, you ask? Another Steve Allen, in my opinion. Kids today know Winchell as the voice of Tigger. But he was much more. A talented ventriloquist, he was the voice of Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smith, and had a regular TV show on KABC, Channel 7 in Los Angeles, as well as a syndicated program while I was growing up. He was also an inventor who held 30 patents, including one for an early artificial heart he built in 1963.

Paul, I hope you’re at piece, and that your spirit is reunited again with your collegues such as Shari Lewis and Edgar Bergen.

TTFN, and the mood is in honor of you and Tigger.