Tom Smothers, one half of the iconic duo The Smother Brothers, has passed away at the age of 86.
His brother, Dick Smothers, said in a statement:
“Tom was not only the loving older brother that everyone would want in their life, he was a one-of-a-kind creative partner. I am forever grateful to have spent a lifetime together with him, on and off stage, for over 60 years. Our relationship was like a good marriage — the longer we were together, the more we loved and respected one another. We were truly blessed.”
Representatives claim that Smothers died after a “recent battle with cancer.”