Refresh for updates Jerry Stiller’s cast mates on the classic sitcoms Seinfeld and The King of Queens remembered their late friend and co-star today, including Jerry Seinfeld, who tweeted a wordless tribute: A photo of himself holding a copy of The Last Two People In the World, a classic 1967 Stiller and Meara comedy LP.
Seinfeld later tweeted, “Jerry Stiller’s comedy will live forever.”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who played Elaine on Seinfeld, tweeted an outtake clip of Stiller cracking up the cast with the classic line “You’re sayin’, you want a piece of me??”
“The truth is that this happened all the time with Jerry Stiller,” Louis-Dreyfus wrote. “He was so funny and such a dear human being. We loved him.”
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Earlier, Jason Alexander tweeted his own tribute, calling his Seinfeld dad “perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honor to work beside.”
“Jerry was always kind and gracious and funny,” said Estelle Harris, Seinfeld‘s Estelle Costanza, wife of Stiller’s Frank. “Boy was he funny. Such a loss. It was my honor to know him and to work with him. Sending my love and condolences to Amy and Ben.”
Stiller’s death was announced today by his son, actor Ben Stiller.
King of Queens star Kevin James called Stiller “one of the most kind, loving, and funny people to ever grace this earth.”
Read their tributes, along with King of Queens‘ Leah Remini, Seinfeld writer (and Elaine inspiration) Carol Leifer, and more as they arrive…
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I was lucky enough to work with Jerry Stiller, playing his daughter for 9 years on The King Of Queens, but even luckier to know him, the man, the husband, the father, the grandfather. I am only comforted knowing that Anne & Jerry, the great comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are back together. I will be forever grateful for the memories, the fatherly talks off screen and for the many years of laughter, the kindness he had shown to me and my family…You will be so very missed Jerry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Amy & Ben. #JerryStiller #stillerandmeara
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