Mork & Mindy and The Golden Girls actor Conrad Janis dies as tributes pour in

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Actor Conrad Janis, who played the much loved role of Mindy McConnel's father, Frederick on Mork & Mindy has died at the age of 94.

The sad news was confirmed by Janis' business manager, Dean A Avedon in a statement to the New York Times.

His tragic passing comes after his wife and American-born actress Maria Grimm, sadly died in September last year.

He is survived by his son Christopher, daughter Carin, brother Caroll, along with further extended family members.

The cause of Janis' passing is still unknown at this time but he leaves behind a legacy of lovable memories for those who knew him.

Devastated fans, and friends have already flooded Twitter with tribute posts to honour Janis' longstanding TV career.

One tweet read: "Just saw that Conrad Janis, Mindy’s dad from 'Mork & Mindy', passed away at age 94 on March 1st.

"I can't believe he was that old! I love that show. Now only Pam Dawber is left RIP Mr. Janis #conradjanis #morkandmindy."

Another person penned: "RIP Conrad Janis, dead at 94. His first film role was in 1945, but he hit character actor pay-dirt playing Mindy's dad on 70 episodes of Mork & Mindy, starring Robin Williams and Pam Dawber from 1978 to 1982."

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