I'm very sorry to hear of this.
When I was a child Clyde Beatty always played my home town. It was the first circus I ever saw, and Jimmy was the first clown I ever "met". He being quite kind to the child who followed him for an autograph.
He set an idea with me (later refined by many who I came to be lucky enough to see/meet over the years) of what circus clowning was. Something that fueled my imagination and helped foster a life long love of comedy of all types.
God bless him, may he rest in peace.