Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86

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His wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told The New York Times that his health had deteriorated since a traffic accident in 2015. (He also appeared on his brother's classic comedy The Dick Van Dyke Show on multiple occasions.) Jerry Van Dyke is arguably best known to audiences for his work as Luther Van Dam in the Craig T. Nelson fronted sitcom Coach.

Dick Van Dyke's younger brother - has died at 86, TMZ reports.

Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, confirmed her husband's death to TMZ.

The site also reported that brother Dick, 92, made a visit to his little brother during Christmastime.

Longtime comedian and actor Jerry Van Dyke has died.

Van Dyke's credits range from "My Mother the Car" in the 1960s to "Coach" in the late 1980s to, more recently, "The Middle".

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. 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. Jerry, you were hilarious and terrifically talented - what an honor to be able to watch up close as you and your brother create your special magic.



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