Jason Alexander, Leah Remini, Wayne Knight, and more stars are sharing their memories of late “Seinfeld” and “King of Queens” actor and comedian Jerry Stiller — and giving their condolences to his son, fellow actor Ben Stiller.
The “Night at the Museum” star announced his father’s death at age 92 in a tweet Monday.
“I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad,” he wrote of his father, who famously played Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld.”
Jerry Seinfeld paid tribute to the actor, posting a selfie holding an old comedy album Stiller recorded with his beloved wife and comedy partner, Anne Meara, who died in 2015. “Jerry Stiller’s comedy will live forever,” the message read.
Fellow “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander, who played his on-screen son, George Constanza, wrote a sweet message on Twitter.
“Such sad news that my beloved friend, Jerry Stiller, has passed. He was perhaps the kindest man I ever had the honor to work beside. He made me laugh when I was a child and every day I was with him. A great actor, a great man, a lovely friend. #RIPJerryStiller I Love you,” Alexander wrote.
Wayne Knight, who played Newman on “Seinfeld,” also paid tribute to Stiller.
“I remember watching Stiller & Meara as a kid on Ed Sullivan, loving them. Then to work with Jerry, a kind, brilliant comedian who had no idea how great he was. What an honor! He was a giant!”
Leah Remini, who starred alongside Stiller in “King of Queens,” wrote a heartfelt message about Stiller on Instagram.
“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,” she wrote. “I am only comforted knowing that Anne & Jerry, the great comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are back together. 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.”
“Pineapple Express” star Seth Rogen replied to Ben Stiller’s tweet with the kind words, “So sorry. He made me laugh till I cried on many many occasions.”
“Hamilton” star Lin Manuel-Miranda also replied to Stiller’s tweet.
“Sending you love, Ben. What a giant. So grateful for him, and Anne, and you.”
“After Life” star and stand-up comedian Ricky Gervais, “Brockmire” star Hank Azaria, “Princess Bride” star Cary Elwes, “Matilda” star Mara Wilson, “While You Were Sleeping” star Peter Gallagher, comedian Mike Birbiglia, “Two and a Half Men” star Jon Cryer, and more celebrities also replied to Stiller’s tweet with their condolences.
Read theirs and more tweets remembering Jerry Stiller below.
I remember watching Stiller & Meara as a kid on Ed Sullivan, loving them. Then to work with Jerry, a kind, brilliant comedian who had no idea how great he was. What an honor! He was a giant!
— Wayne Knight (@iWayneKnight) May 11, 2020
So sorry. He made me laugh till I cried on many many occasions.
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) May 11, 2020
Sending you love, Ben. What a giant. So grateful for him, and Anne, and you. ❤️❤️❤️
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) May 11, 2020
He was a lovely man – always so kind to me. Condolences Ben.
— Hank Azaria (@HankAzaria) May 11, 2020
We send you all love and our condolences, Ben. Every B'way show I every did your folks would come back to say hello and it didn't matter if the show was a hit or a flop..the light and love they brought was always the highlight of the day. Thanks for sharing them with us. Godspeed
— Peter Gallagher (@petergallagher) May 11, 2020
He was one of a kind. So grateful for all the joy he brought into my life. Our sincere condolences, to you and your family. ????
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) May 11, 2020
— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) May 11, 2020
I’m so sorry, Ben. ❤️ ????
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) May 11, 2020
I’m so sorry to hear this. He was so loved.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) May 11, 2020
Few actors have the ability to make you laugh every single scene without fail. Jerry Stiller was that actor for me. Thanks for countless feel-goods! https://t.co/bpDcRO5dD9
— Gideon Emery (@gideonemery) May 11, 2020
#JerryStiller has passed. I had the distinct honor of working with him on “The King of Queens” in 1999.
After the table read, the next day my part was reduced to 2 lines and the role was given to another (older) actor. (Continued) pic.twitter.com/fPTXnVwLhY
— Parry Shen (@parryshen) May 11, 2020
What a great man! I’m sorry for your loss. May his memory be a blessing
— Nigella Lawson (@Nigella_Lawson) May 11, 2020
Jerry Stiller–a true gentleman–one of the sweetest men you'd ever know. Our paths crossed many times in NYC when I did the Late Night show. Our deepest condolences to Ben and the extended Stiller family.
— Max Weinberg (@EStreetMax) May 11, 2020
If ya grew up when I did in the Baby Boomer era his stand act with wife Ann Meara was off the charts funny. Ed Sullivan loved them and seeing them was always memorable. RIP Jerry Stiller.????Thanks for the laughter ????we needed it.
— Tim Brando (@TimBrando) May 11, 2020
Such a funny man(!) but even lovelier than he was funny.
Condolences to your family and you, Ben.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) May 11, 2020