Jerry Stiller: Seinfeld star and father of actor Ben dies aged 92
New York: Comedian Jerry Stiller, best known for his recurring role as George Costanza’s father on TV’s Seinfeld, has died aged 92, his actor son Ben has confirmed.
“I’m sad to say that my father passed away from natural causes,” Ben wrote on Twitter, calling him “a great dad and grandfather” and “dedicated husband”.
Jason Alexander, who played George on Seinfeld, called him “a great actor, a great man [and] a lovely friend”.
Stiller spent many years in a comic duo with wife Anne Meara, who died in 2015.
His other roles included Arthur Spooner in TV sitcom The King of Queens.
Stiller appeared with son Ben in several film comedies, among them Zoolander, Zoolander 2 and The Heartbreak Kid.
He also had roles in both the original 1988 film of Hairspray and the musical adaptation that followed in 2007.