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Comedian, actor Jerry Stiller dies at age 92

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Posted at 5:05 AM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 12:06:31-04

Jerry Stiller has died today at the age of 92.

His son, movie star Ben Stiller, confirmed the news in a Tweet on Monday morning.

Ben wrote: "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."

Jerry was an American comedian and actor. He spent many years in the comedy team Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara. He later played George Costanzas' father Frank, on the NBC sitcom Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The 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.”

Celebrities have taken to social media to pay their respects to the well-loved actor and friend.