Comic actor Harvey Korman, who co-starred on the U.S. television classic The Carol Burnett Show in the 1960s and 1970s and in Blazing Saddles and other Mel Brooks movies, died Thursday at age 81.
Korman died of complications from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm he suffered four months ago, according to a statement issued by the University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center.
“It was a miracle in itself that he survived the incident at all,” his daughter, Kate Korman, said in a statement.
“Everyone in the hospital referred to him as ‘miracle man’ because of his strong will and ability to bounce right back after several major operations. Tragically, after such a hard-fought battle he passed away,” she added.