Ben Stiller's dad Jerry dies aged 92: "He will be greatly missed"

Ben Stiller's dad Jerry dies aged 92: "He will be greatly missed"

'Seinfeld' actor Jerry Stiller has died of natural causes.

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Ben Stiller is mourning the death of his equally famous father, Jerry Stiller

The actor took to social media on Monday to share the sad news. 

"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 was known for his roles on 'Seinfeld', 'The King of Queens', and 'Fish Hooks'.

The award-winning comedian also starred in movies such as 'Hairspray', 'Teacher's Pet', and 'Zoolander' - opposite his son. 

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Scores of social media users took to Twitter to pay tribute to the veteran actor and comedian.

"Lost a true comedy legend with the passing of Jerry Stiller at age 92. One of the greatest funny men of all time, his timing was impeccable and his characters brought happiness to many. He had an amazing life and will be sorely missed, but the laughter will live on," one user wrote.

Another added: "Farewell Jerry Stiller, the man who gave the world the Festivus holiday, with its aluminium pole instead of a tree and the traditional pre-meal airing of grievances."

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