Seinfeld star Jerry Stiller has passed away: Ben Stiller pays tribute to his dad with touching post

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 9:38AM

Jerry Stiller has died at the age of 92.

The heartbreaking news of the Seinfeld actor's death was announced yesterday by his son, actor Ben Stiller, who paid tribute to his dad for being a "great father" and a "dedicated husband" to Anne Meara, who died in 2015.

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."

Last year, Jerry was hospitalised after suffering a medical "episode", but reports he had had a stroke were dismissed.

A source said at the time: "He had some sort of episode and they wanted to be cautious. There's no evidence of a stroke."

Jerry met Anne in 1953 and they married the following year, going on to have Ben and their daughter Amy together.

Jerry - who was also known for his role in King Of Queens - appeared alongside his son in a number of movies, including Zoolander in 2001 and its 2016 sequel.