After Ben Stiller revealed on Monday that his father, Jerry Stiller, died of natural causes at the age of 92, the former co-stars and famous friends of the legendary comedian went on social networks to share their memories and their kind words in his honor.
Ben Still tweeted the news on Monday morning, writing that Jerry was “a grandfather and a grandfather,” and Ben also noted that his co-star Zoolander was “Anne’s most devoted husband in about 62 years.” “. Ben said his dad was going to be “missed a lot,” and ended his tweet by simply writing, “I love you daddy.”
Rest in peace #JerryStiller 🙂 pic.twitter.com/f2FIERAqUg
– lindsey arlos (@LindseyArlos) May 12, 2020 Jerry Stiller’s Former Co-Stars Honor Him On Social Media After Comedy Legend Passes Away At 92
Ben’s parents – Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara – were a popular comedy team in the 1960s known as “Stiller and Meara”. The duo performs regularly on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Anna Meara died in May 2015 at the age of 85.
Later in his career, Jerry made a comeback in the 1990s sitcom Seinfeld as Frank Costanza, and after the series ended, he moved on to the role of Arthur Spooner on King of Queens, which he played for nine seasons until the series finale in 2007.