Tom Poston, one of my favorite character actors, passed away Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He’s survived by his wife, actress Suzanne Pleshette, and three children.
I grew up watching and (loving) Newhart, and I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for that 1980s CBS sitcom era that was such a perfect home for a guy like Poston, who was so good at playing affable — albeit oblivious — characters. He’d already been doing it for decades.
Tom Poston made me laugh — a lot — and I know I’m not the only one. When you live a life like that, where your job is bringing laughter and joy and entertainment to people, you live on through your work. That’s forever.
Deepest condolences to his family and friends, and thank you, Mr. Poston, for the lifetime of laughter you provided.