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Jerry Van Dyke Dead - Comedian & Actor Dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke Dead - Comedian & Actor Dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke, an actor, comedian, and younger brother of the legendary Dick Van Dyke, has died at the age of 86.

The entertainer passed away on Friday afternoon (January 5) at his family’s ranch in Arkansas. His wife Shirley was by his side, she told TMZ.

Jerry and Shirley were involved in a car accident two years ago and his health has never been the same, she said.

Jerry‘s career began on his brother’s show The Dick Van Dyke Show and he later became best known for his work Coach opposite Craig T. Nelson.

We send our thoughts and condolences to all of Jerry‘s loved ones during this difficult time.

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  • gwen

    I really enjoyed his work. RIP Jerry

  • ShellBell

    I used to love Coach but it was shown late at night over here in the UK so I had to stay up to watch.

  • Torii Wehling

    A wonderful, gentle human being