‘King of Queens’ cast reunites to honor the late Jerry Stiller

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The Queens gang is back again.

Over the weekend, the cast of “The King of Queens” remembered the spunky TV father and comedy legend Jerry Stiller at a virtual reunion.

Kevin James and Leah Remini, who played a married couple on the sitcom, and other members of the show reunited for a table read of an episode in season five in honor of Stiller, who passed away at 92 in May of 2020.

The reunion was posted to the official “King of Queens” Facebook page, where many fans were able to watch cast members share their memories of the hit sitcom.

“He talked to everybody,” said Remini, who played Stiller’s daughter on the show.
“He would just talk to you because he just loved people, and he was so gracious in that way. He was that guy that just was willing to tell you a story — many stories.”

James remembered how Stiller was very caring when other cast members were sick. “He cared so much about you,” he said.

“I remember, there was one taping we had where I was sick beforehand, and Jerry came backstage to my dressing room, and he goes, ‘Can I help you?’”

The reunion was held to raise money for the Henry Street Settlement, an organization in the Lower East Side where Stiller started his theater career.

In May of 2020, Stiller died at 92 from natural causes. Ben Stiller, his son, announced the tragic news on Twitter.

“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,” Ben tweeted.

He is best known for his roles as Frank Costanza in “Seinfeld,” Arthur Spooner in “The King of Queens,” and his time on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

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