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SERENITY NOW: Twitter Reacts To The Death of Jerry Stiller

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 11, 2020 |

By Kristy Puchko | Celebrity | May 11, 2020 |


Today on Twitter, trending topics included Serenity Now, RIP Arthur, Festivus, and Jerry Stiller. All were in honor of the comic actor who touched millions through his work on Seinfeld, The King of Queens, and Hairspray, as well as starring opposite his son Ben Stiller in movies like Zoolander, The Heartbreak Kid, and Heavyweights.

Ben Stiller announced the news his father’s passing on Twitter with a touching tribute.

Jerry Stiller was 92 years old. He was preceded in death by his wife and comedy partner of 62 years Anne Meara, who passed in 2015.

On Twitter, Seinfeld fans toasted the man who gave us the hilarious rage of Frank Costanza.

King of Queens lovers remember Stiller as Arthur Spooner.

Others remembered Stiller for the heart he showed in John Waters’ Hairspray. Among them was Hairspray producer and Tank Girl director Rachel Talalay:

Yet the greatness of Jerry Stiller cannot be confined to only these three roles.

Kristy Puchko is the managing editor of Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter.

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