Comedian And 'Coach' Star Jerry Van Dyke Is Dead At Age 86

07 January, 2018, 01:02 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • Dearly departed Legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke's younger brother Jerry passed away at the age of 86 Friday at his Arkansas ranch according to his wife who spoke with TMZ Saturday

TMZ reported Dick Van Dyke visited his brother and his wife over the Christmas holiday at the ranch.

Jerry Van Dyke, the actor and comedian who played lead or second banana in such TV series as "Coach" and "My Mother the vehicle", has died.

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According to TMZ, Van Dyke died on Friday afternoon at his Arkansas ranch. His wife Shirley said that his health had gone downhill since a auto accident two years ago.

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.

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Jerry's best known for his role on "Coach". where he earned 4 Emmy nominations playing Asst. "Coach" co-star Craig T. Nelson released a statement to Eyewitness News, saying he is incredibly sad to hear of his passing.

Born and raised in Danville, Illi., Van Dyke started in stand-up before appearing on his brother's series in the early 1960s. In recent years, he performed in roles on "Yes Dear" and "The Middle".

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