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Jerry Stiller Dies, the Iconic Seinfeld, Hairspray Actor Was 92

Jerry Stiller Dies, the Iconic Seinfeld, Hairspray Actor Was 92

The comedian, actor, and father to Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller, has sadly passed away from natural causes at the age of 92. His death was announced today via social media by Ben Stiller, who described him as "a great dad and grandfather."

"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."

Jerry Stiller was born in Brooklyn in 1927 and attended Seward Park high school, whose alumni included Tony Curtis and Zero Mostel. He graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in speech and drama, and he also studied drama at Hb Studio in Greenwich Village.

Jerry Stiller had enjoyed a long career on both the stage and screen and was often accompanied by his wife, Anne Meara, with whom he formed a popular comedy act.

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