Comedy Icon Jerry Stiller Dead at Age 92, Best Known for Roles in ‘Seinfeld’ and ‘The King of Queens’
By Fox News // May 11, 2020
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(FOX NEWS) – Jerry Stiller, the comedian who was best known for his roles on “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens,” has died of natural causes, Ben Stiller, his son, announced on Monday. He was 92.
“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,” his son said in a tweet.
Stiller, who started his career in the 1950s alongside his wife Anne Meara, had a resurgence in the 90s with his iconic character, Frank Costanza on the TV show “Seinfeld.”
He was known as the high strung father of George Constanza and was often seen bullying his TV son. Some of his well known moments include his famous Festivus celebration, as well as the phrase “Serenity now!” He earned an Emmy nomination in 1997 for his “Seinfeld” performance.
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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. pic.twitter.com/KyoNsJIBz5
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 11, 2020
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