Jerry Stiller, the legendary actor and comedian, has passed away at the age of 92.
The news was announced by Ben Stiller this morning, who shared the news that his father had died of natural causes in a heartfelt tribute on social media.
Stiller shot to fame as part of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara, with his late wife Anne, in the ’60s and ’70s before starring as Frank Costanza in Seinfeld and Arthur Spooner in King of Queens.
Heavily revered by fans and peers alike, Stiller would also enjoy roles in both Zoolander films and the Heartbreak Kid alongside his son Ben.
To the modern generation, Stiller is best known for his hilarious portrayal of Frank Costanza, father of Jason Alexander’s George Costanza in Seinfeld, before moving onto another cantankerous, eccentric father role in King of Queens, alongside Kevin James and Leah Remini, as Arthur Spooner. He would enjoy nine years and 195 episodes in the role.
Rest In Peace, Jerry. You will be sorely missed.