Comedian and actor Jerry Stiller passes away at 92


Overnight on May 11, comedian and actor Jerry Stiller passed away at the age of 92 from natural causes.

Jerry Stiller, who was known for his roles on Seinfeld and The King of Queens, died from natural causes. The news was announced by his son Ben Stiller, who took to Twitter to break the sad news.

“I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad.”

Jerry Stiller’s late wife Anne Meara died back in 2005, the duo had once worked together as a comedy team in the 1960s before he found success again as an actor in the 1990s.

Seinfeld star Jerry Seinfeld reacted to the news by tweeting a picture of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara’s comedy album, The Last Two People in the World. Which he followed up with a second tweet saying, “Jerry Stiller’s comedy will live forever.”

Jason Alexander, who played Stiller’s son on Seinfeld also reacted to the news with sadness saying, “Such sad news that my beloved friend, Jerry Stiller, has passed. He was perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honor to work beside. He made me laugh when I was a child and every day I was with him. A great actor, a great man, a lovely friend. #RIPJerryStiller I Love you.”

Leah Remini, who played Stiller’s daughter on Kings of Queens likewise replied to the news of his passing. The actress posted her condolences on Instagram as well as Twitter saying:

“I was lucky enough to work with Jerry Stiller, playing his daughter for 9 years on The King Of Queens, but even luckier to know him, the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather. I am only comforted knowing that Anne & Jerry, the great comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are back together. I will be forever grateful for the memories, the fatherly talks off screen and for the many years of laughter, the kindness he had shown to me and my family…You will be so very missed Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Amy & Ben.”

Many more celebrities and others in the entertainment industry have sent their condolences to Stiller’s family and shared fond memories. The comedian will certainly be missed, though his memories will live on.

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