Bob Newhart Confirms 'Beloved' Wife of 60 Years Has Died

Bob Newhart is mourning his soulmate.

On April 24, the legendary comedian took to Twitter and shared a statement on behalf of himself and his family, confirming that wife Ginnie Quinn Newhart had passed away. She was 82.

"We lost our beloved Ginnie Quinn Newhart," the statement read. "Wife, Mother and Grandmother on April 23rd, 2023 after a long battle with illness. She was our rock and we miss her terribly."

It didn't take long for condolences to pour in from Bob's fans and celebrity peers. Actor and director Ben Stiller wrote, "Sending love to all the Newharts."

Bob's Newhart co-star Julia Duffy shared, "Funny, candid, huge heart. Gave me the best advice in everything from decorating to childbirth and children and yes, husbands. I loved her. RIP Ginnie Newhart."

Another fan chimed in, "So sorry for the loss of your loved one."

A third commented, "Sorry Bob. Hope you are filled with good memories."

Bob and Ginnie—the daughter of Archie Bunker's Place actor Bill Quinn—were introduced thanks to fellow comedian Buddy Hackett. "Buddy said, 'I've got a girl for you. She's going with another guy, but I don't think he's right for her,'" Bob recalled during a 2020 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, "so I'm going to fix you up on a blind date. You'll meet her and you'll date and you'll get married. Then you'll have kids and you'll call one of the kids Buddy.'"

Bob further shared, "Which we did—one of our daughters, we called her Buddy."

The pair married in January 1963, with January 2023 marking their 60th wedding anniversary.

The Newhart matriarch is survived by her husband, four children—Rob, Tim, Jennifer and Courtney—and their 10 grandchildren.