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Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

07 January 2018, 01:01 | Lowell Little

Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

Play ball! In the late 80s the younger Van Dyke became well-known for his work on the series Coach with Craig T Nelson and Bill Fagerbakkes

His wife Shirley, who was with him when he passed away, said his health had been deteriorating ever since they were involved in a auto accident a couple of years ago, TMZ reports.

Jerry Van Dyke, the famed comedian and younger brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, died Friday afternoon, according to the New York Times.

He appeared as Stacey Petrie in the 1960s on The Dick Van Dyke Show, which he followed up with appearances on The Andy Griffith Show, My Mother the auto, and Accidental Family.

Comedian Jerry Van Dyke has passed away at the age of 86.




"I looked up to him as a kid", Van Dyke remarked of his brother Dick to The Los Angeles Times in 2015. Coach Luther Van Dam with Craig T Nelson.

Born and raised in Danville, Illi., Van Dyke started in stand-up before appearing on his brother's series in the early 1960s.

Van Dyke was characteristically good-humored about the meandering nature of his career, telling USA Today in 1990 that the Emmy nominations he received for the role marked its peak.

After "Coach" ended, Van Dyke continued to make guest appearances in sitcoms like "Yes, Dear", "Raising Hope" and "My Name is Earl".



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