Comedian Jerry Stiller passes away aged 92

Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller

Jerry Stiller and Ben Stiller

Jerry Stiller, who died of natural causes, is being called "one of the most kind, loving, and amusing people to ever grace this earth".

His myriad television spots included everything from Murder She Wrote to Law and Order - along with 36 appearances alongside Meara on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Stiller, whose death was announced Monday, played the hysterical rage-filled dad of Alexander's hapless character George, and in the 1996 behind-the-scenes episode of the classic NBC sitcom, he's talking to Louis-Dreyfus's Elaine about his son suddenly turning bad boy and getting arrested to impress a woman. He was perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honor to work beside'. #RIPJerryStiller I Love you'.

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By the 1960s, they had become a popular comedy duo on USA television and appeared 36 times on The Ed Sullivan Show (1948 to 1971). He also performed comedy routines with his wife, Anne Meara , and was an actor on Broadway, according to Variety .

Jerry even starred alongside his son Ben in movies like, Zoolander, Hot Pursuit, The Heartbreak Kid and more. "He will be greatly missed", the younger Stiller tweeted, adding, "Love you Dad". After Seinfeld, he had a long run on King of Queens.

The American comedian and actor starred in the likes of Zoolander, Hairspray and Seinfeld. But it was Stiller's casting as George Costanza's hotheaded father, Frank, that brought Jerry Stiller a new generation of fans. Meara died in 2015. And then hugged the hell out of you'.

'He & Anne Meara were legendary entertainers, and I had the good luck to present them with a "Made in New York" Mayor's Award for Lifetime Achievement in 2012.

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