Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
April 12, 2013
For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH ON THE PASSING OF
LOS ANGELES COUNTY – Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich released the following statement on the death of comedian Jonathan Winters:
“Jonathan Winters was a friend and supporter who, along with Ronald Reagan, launched my first campaign fundraiser for Supervisor in 1979.
A role model to a generation of young comedians, he was a man of integrity who successfully fought the Hollywood establishment and proved that real comedy does not require obscenity or vulgarity. A former Marine with a strong love of God and country, he was a devoted husband to his wife Elaine who passed away in 2009.
I recently spoke with Jonathan about lunch — he sounded at ease and in good spirits. Christine and I send our prayers and best wishes to Jonathan’s son Jay, daughter, Lucinda and his five grandchildren.”