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Emmy-Nominated Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies

Emmy-Nominated Actor Jerry Van Dyke Dies

Jerry's wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told TMZ that her husband died Friday afternoon at their Arkansas ranch.

Rest in peace. Comedian and actor Jerry Van Dyke has sadly died on Friday, January 5 at 86 years old. She noted that a vehicle accident both were involved in two years ago provided deteriorated health in the aftermath.

TMZ reported Dick Van Dyke visited his brother at his home during the holidays.

Jerry Van Dyke made his mark as both a stand-up comedian and as an actor in a fascinating career spanning decades of work.

"I looked up to him as a kid", Van Dyke remarked of his brother Dick to The Los Angeles Times in 2015.

Van Dyke first became known to audiences in 1962 when he began a recurring role as Stacey Petrie in his brother Dick Van Dyke's eponymous CBS sitcom. He also had major roles on "Yes, Dear" and most recently, "The Middle".

Van Dyke did not achieve major success until landing the role of Luther Van Dam, the assistant coach to Craig T. Nelson's head football coach, Hayden Fox, on "Coach".

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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