Jerry Stiller, actor and comedian and father to Ben Stiller, has died of nature causes. He was 92.
Ben Stiller confirmed his father’s death in the early hours of Monday morning, writing on Twitter: “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.”
Stiller was best known for starring as George Costanzas’ father Frank on Seinfeld before going on to play Arthur Spooner on The King of Queens.
He appeared in 26 episodes of “Seinfeld” as Constanza, the father of George (Jason Alexander), from 1993-98, with Estelle Harris playing his wife, Estelle. Stiller was Emmy nominated for his work on the show in 1997.
Though known as a comedian, Stiller was also a serious dramatic actor with a long history on Broadway.