Jerry Stiller, the Seinfeld and King of queens actor and father of Ben stiller, died at the age of 92.
Stiller confirmed that his father died of natural causes.
In a statement posted on his Twitter, Stiller wrote: “I am sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, died of natural causes. “
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He continued, “He was a great-grandfather and grandfather, and Anne’s most devoted husband for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. I love you dad. “
Stiller’s wife, Anne Meara, actress and comedian, died in 2015 at the age of 85.
The couple became famous in a double act of comedy, appearing regularly on Ed Sullivan’s American talk show, before launching their own short-lived sitcom, The Stiller and Meara Show, in 1986.
Stiller will be best known for his role as Frank Costanza, angry father of George of Jason Alexander, in the famous sitcom of the 90s Seinfeld. Her character’s exclamation of the phrase “Serenity now!”, Intended to calm inner rage, has become a line of dialogue synonymous with the series.
Stiller also played Leah Remini’s father on the nine seasons of Kevin James’ sitcom King of queens, and worked alongside his son on films including Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid and Heavyweight.
His last acting role came in 2016, where he resumed his Zoolander role in his late sequel.