Jerry Stiller Dead at 92

Jerry Stiller, a legendary actor who appeared in hit sitcoms such as “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” has passed away at age 92.

Monday on Twitter, Jerry’s son Ben Stiller announced that his father died of natural causes.

“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,” Ben wrote.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jerry married Anne Meara in 1954, and the two performed as the comedy team Stiller and Meara. The husband-wife duo made appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and had their own 1986 sitcom, “The Stiller and Meara Show.”

Jerry would go on to play Frank Costanza, the father of Jason Alexander’s George Constanza on “Seinfeld,” and Arthur Spooner, the father of Leah Remini’s Carrie Heffernan on “The King of Queens.”

Jerry and Anne also appeared in 2001’s “Zoolander,” alongside son Ben, who starred, directed, and co-wrote the quotable action comedy film.

Following Anne’s death in 2015, Jerry’s final acting role was in “Zoolander 2,” released the next year.

After news of Jerry’s passing went viral, both Jason and Leah paid respects to their TV dad on social media.

While sharing his father’s obituary from The New York Times, Ben thanked fans for their kind messages of support.

Jerry and Anne were also parents to daughter Amy Stiller, a fellow actor.

May Jerry and Anne rest in peace.


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