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Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller has sadly passed away

By Sarah Finnan

May 11, 2020 at 10:39am

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Legendary actor Jerry Stiller has passed away from natural causes at the age of 92.

A talented comedian and actor, tributes have been flooding in for Jerry Stiller since news of his passing broke this morning.

Boasting a career that spanned almost seven decades, the star was arguably best known for his roles in Seinfeld and The King of Queens - rising to fame in the 60s as part of a comedy duo with his wife Anne Meara.

Leading the tributes, his son Ben confirmed the news on Twitter, sharing a photo of his late father and writing:

"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."

Friends and fans have joined Ben in his grief, also taking to social media to share their favourite memories of the actor. Crediting him with always making them laugh, he's responsible for bringing smiles to people's faces across the globe.

Jerry's last role was in the popular movie Zoolander: Super Model, in which he starred alongside son Ben.

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