Published May 11, 2020Hollywood legend Jerry Stiller has passed away. The actor, best known for his role as George's father Frank Costanza on Seinfeld, has passed away at the age of 92. He died of natural causes early this morning.
Stiller started his career as a comedian, achieving infamy as an act alongside his wife of 62 years Anne Meara. The two also had a famous son in one Ben Stiller, as well as a daughter named Amy.
Jerry Stiller joined Seinfeld as Frank Costanza in Season 5 of the hit show, appearing in 30 episodes including the beloved "Festivus" episode.
Stiller's long and varied career included appearances in both film adaptations of Hairspray and in numerous sons with his son Ben, including Zoolander and Reality Bites.
Ben Stiller announced his father's passing with a heartfelt tribute:
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. pic.twitter.com/KyoNsJIBz5— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 11, 2020