For those not mature enough to recollect, Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In was the SNL of its day, turning Lily Tomlin, Arte Johnson, JoAnn Worley, Goldie Hawn and Ruth Buzzi into easily recognized names. Buzzi’s Twitter account is regularly overflowing with one-line humdingers yet on Tuesday, there was a dismal post that read:
“Thank you for your love and friendship for all these years.”
The 86-year-old Buzzi, and her better half Kent Perkins, live in Erath County, Texas. Perkins wrote in a Facebook post on Monday that he is closing down the stage until additional notification to really focus on his better half.
“Ruthie is my only priority right now. I am grateful for the 43 years of marriage to the best person I know on this Earth. “We don’t need anything from you but your continued thoughts, prayers, love and gratitude for the wonderful good times we’ve had along the way. She wants you to know she is not in pain and is aware you are sending your best wishes her way as she battles the results of devastating strokes that have left her bedridden and incapacitated. She can still speak and understand, she still recognizes all her friends and loved ones. I am reading to her your wonderful comments, and she smiles. Her love for others knows no bounds, and she has spent a lifetime making people smile. She is dealing with this situation bravely, and still with humor, believe it or not… and with the love of God in her heart and soul, she thanks you for being her friend. And for the love you’ve shown her continuously for the past six decades or more…”