Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

07 January, 2018, 01:10 | Author: Austin Daniel
  • Jerry Van Dyke died Friday at 86

Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, told the site he passed away Friday, two years after a debilitating auto accident injured them both.

According to Variety, Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, died on Friday at age 86.

Dick, 92, visited him at the ranch in Arkansas over Christmas. Though an exact cause of death is unknown, the actor is said to have been involved in a auto accident two years ago from which he never truly recovered.

He won four consecutive Emmy Award Nominations for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series" for the part.

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The younger Van Dyke made his acting debut on "The Dick Van Dyke" show, and made appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" before joining "The Judy Garland Show" as a regular. "Coach" co-star Craig T. Nelson released a statement to Eyewitness News, saying he is incredibly sad to hear of his passing.

He also acted in the thriller Run If You Can opposite Oscar victor Martin Landau and the 1969 comedy Angel In My Pocket with star Andy Griffith.

Jerry Van Dyke is survived by wife Shirley, their three kids, and his brother Dick.

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