What a huge bummer.
Ben Stiller went on Twitter this morning and announced that his dad had died of natural causes at the age of 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. pic.twitter.com/KyoNsJIBz5
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 11, 2020
The elder Stiller was an actor and comedian who began doing television work in 1956 and appeared in movies from the 1970s until 2016. He has a joint star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside wife Anne Meara, who partnered with him in the 1960s to form the comedy duo Stiller and Meara. They would appear on The Ed Sullivan Show and other programs.
You probably remember Stiller best for his role as Frank Costanza in Seinfeld. He was part of famous storylines such as ‘Festivus’ and asked George Steinbrenner why the hell he would trade Jay Buhner, who had “30 home runs and over 100 RBIs last year.”
RIP Jerry Stiller, enjoy this Frank Costanza cut: