JERRY STILLER: Seinfeld Cast Pays Tribute to Late Star


The cast of Seinfeld is paying tribute to their co-star, JerryStiller, who died at age 92.

Jason Alexander, who played George Constanza, the son of Stiller's character, Frank Costanza, tells theNew York Post, “As a kid, I delighted at every occasion I got to see Jerry Stiller and his wife-partner Anne Meara. I watched Jerry on TV, on the stage and in clubs. He was always perfection as a comic and a truly gifted actor. Getting to work with him and know him has been one of the great honors and joys of my life.”

He added, “He was as much a second father to me as any friend could be, the most loving, gentle, kind, humble and generous man. I cherish every moment in his company. Stiller and Meara are together again and heaven is funnier for it. My condolences to Ben and Amy and their families. And finally to my TV dad and dear, dear friend — serenity now.”

Jerry Seinfeld honored Stiller by sharing a photo of himself with the couple’s 1967 comedy album,Ed Sullivan Presents: The Last Two People in the World. In another tweet, he wrote, "Jerry Stiller's comedy will live forever."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus posted one of her favorite Seinfeld bloopers with Stiller, writing, “The truth is that this happened all the time with Jerry Stiller. He was so funny and such a dear human being. We loved him. RIP Jerry Stiller.”

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