Jerry Stiller‘s “The King of Queens” co-stars paid a touching tribute to the comedy legend after his death was announced Monday.
“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,” actress Leah Remini wrote on Instagram, alongside an old photo of the late actor beaming as he brought her flowers on set.
“I am only comforted knowing that Anne & Jerry, the great comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are back together,” she added, referring to Stiller’s late wife, comic actress Anne Meara, who died in 2015.
“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.”
Remini’s sitcom hubby, Kevin James, added on Instagram of his TV father-in-law, “One of the most kind, loving, and funny people to ever grace this earth,”
“Thank you for so many incredible memories. I love you and miss you. Requiescat in pace,” James wrote alongside a photo of him and Stiller hugging each other.
The actor added an emoji of hands in prayer at the end of the posting.
Stiller, who died at 92, played Arthur Spooner on the CBS sitcom, which ran for nine seasons, until 2007.
“Arthur was class. Jerry was a comedy genius rip,” a commenter replied to James’ post.
Stiller, the son of actor Ben Stiller and a former fan-favorite star of “Seinfeld,” died of natural cases, Ben Stiller said in announcing his father’s death.
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