American actor and comedian, Jerry Stiller is dead.
The actor’s son, Ben Stiller, announced the death on Twitter, Monday morning that his father had “passed away from natural causes.”
Jerry Stiller (June 8, 1927 – May 11, 2020) was an American comedian, actor, and author. He spent many years as part of the comedy duo Stiller and Meara with his wife, Anne Meara, whom he was married to for over 60 years, until her death in 2015.
Stiller saw a late-career resurgence starting in 1993, playing George Costanza’s father Frank on the sitcom Seinfeld, a part which earned Stiller an Emmy nomination. The same year Seinfeld went off the air, Stiller began his role as the eccentric Arthur Spooner on the CBS comedy series The King of Queens, another role which garnered Stiller widespread acclaim.