Paul Sills, Second City co-founder, June 2

<b>Paul Sills, Second City co-founder, June 2 </b><br>Paul Sills, one of the founders of the improvisational comedy group The Second City, which has turned out some of America's best-known comedians, died on June 2. He was 80. Sills died at his home in Baileys Harbor, Wis., of complications from pneumonia. Sills helped found the comedy institution in 1959, along with its precursor The Compass Players. Second City helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Stephen Colbert and Mike Myers.

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Paul Sills, Second City co-founder, June 2
Paul Sills, one of the founders of the improvisational comedy group The Second City, which has turned out some of America's best-known comedians, died on June 2. He was 80. Sills died at his home in Baileys Harbor, Wis., of complications from pneumonia. Sills helped found the comedy institution in 1959, along with its precursor The Compass Players. Second City helped launch the careers of John Belushi, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, Stephen Colbert and Mike Myers.

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