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Jerry Stiller, comedian and 'Seinfeld' actor, dies at 92

Jerry Stiller
Posted at 5:08 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 09:12:45-04

NEW YORK — Comedian Jerry Stiller has died at 92. His son Ben Stiller said the actor died of natural causes on Twitter early Monday.

"He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years," Stiller said in a tweet of his father.

Jerry Stiller, a Brooklyn native, began his career in the 1950s as the partner of his wife Anne Meara and remained popular decades later with his featured roles on “Seinfeld” and “King of Queens.”

Stiller was a multi-talented performer who appeared in an assortment of movies. He played Walter Matthau’s police sidekick in the thriller “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” and Divine’s husband Wilbur Turnblad in John Waters’ twisted comedy “Hairspray.”

"He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad," his actor son wrote on Twitter.