Hollywood took to social media to pay tribute to Jerry Stiller, the comic and actor who was finest recognized for enjoying beloved fathers on “Seinfeld” and “The King of Queens.” Stiller died of pure causes on the age of 92.
His son, actor Ben Stiller, referred to as him “an awesome dad and grandfather, and essentially the most devoted husband to Anne for about 62 years,” including, “He shall be tremendously missed.”
Jerry Seinfeld shared a tribute, posting a photograph of himself holding “The Final Two Individuals within the World,” a 1967 comedy album from Stiller and his spouse, Anne Meara.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus resurfaced a clip of “Seinfeld” bloopers. “The reality is that this occurred on a regular basis with Jerry Stiller,” she wrote. “He was so humorous and such a pricey human being. We cherished him. RIP Jerry Stiller.”
Seth Rogen, Ricky Gervais, Jon Cryer and Ben Schwartz had been among the many celebrities providing condolences in response to Ben Stiller’s publish on Twitter.
“So sorry. He made me snort until I cried on many events,” Rogen wrote on Twitter. Gervais mentioned, “So sorry in your loss, Ben,” whereas Cryer wrote, “I’m so sorry to listen to this. He was so cherished.”
Jason Alexander, who acted alongside Stiller on “Seinfeld” because the father-son duo George and Frank Costanza, mourned the lack of his TV dad.
“He was maybe the kindest man I ever had the respect to work beside. He made me snort after I was a toddler and day-after-day I used to be with him. A fantastic actor, an awesome man, a beautiful buddy,” he mentioned. “I adored this man.”
Stiller additionally performed the daddy of Leah Remini’s character on the TV present “The King of Queens.” Remini shared some behind-the-scenes photographs from set.
“I used to be fortunate sufficient to work with Jerry Stiller, enjoying his daughter for 9 years on The King of Queens, however even luckier to know him, the person, the husband, the collect, the grandfather,” Remini captioned the images. “I shall be ceaselessly grateful for the recollections, the fatherly talks off display screen and for the numerous years of laughter, the kindness he had proven to me and my household.”
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I used to be fortunate sufficient to work with Jerry Stiller, enjoying his daughter for 9 years on The King Of Queens, however even luckier to know him, the person, the husband, the daddy, the grandfather. I’m solely comforted figuring out that Anne & Jerry, the nice comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are again collectively. I shall be ceaselessly grateful for the recollections, the fatherly talks off display screen and for the numerous years of laughter, the kindness he had proven to me and my household…You’ll be so very missed Jerry. Our ideas and prayers are with you Amy & Ben. #JerryStiller #stillerandmeara
Kevin James, who portrayed the husband of Remini’s character on “The King of Queens,” refered to Stiller as “some of the type, loving, and humorous folks to ever grace this earth.”
“Seinfeld” author Carol Leifer, who’s sometimes called “the true Elaine,” shared a photograph with Stiller in memoriam.
“What a JOY to work with this man, writing all these seasons on ‘Seinfeld,’” Leifer mentioned. “He made every little thing funnier!”
Wayne Knight, who performed Newman on “Seinfeld,” referred to as Stiller “an enormous.”
“I bear in mind watching Stiller & Meara as a child on Ed Sullivan, loving them. Then to work with Jerry, a form, good comic who had no thought how nice he was. What an honor!”
Actor Parry Shen, who had a small position on “The King of Queens” in 1999, shared a heartwarming story through a Twitter thread, explaining how Stiller helped him get his half again after it was taken away.
“Mr. Stiller (& Kevin James) spoke to the producers & received my job again (unparalleled – once you’re gone, you’re gone),” Shen wrote. “Once I thanked Jerry, he mentioned, ‘Hey, it’s not Shakespeare! You’re doing nice!’”
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