‘King of Queens’ Star Leah Remini Shares Heartfelt Tribute to Late TV Dad Jerry Stiller


Leah Remini shared a loving tribute to Jerry Stiller.

The “King of Queens” actress shared a photo of herself on the set of the sitcom with the late comedian and her former co-star.

The comedy legend died at 92, his son Ben Stiller confirmed on Monday morning.

“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,” Remini captioned her Instagram post.

“I am only comforted knowing that Anne & Jerry, the great comedy duo of Stiller & Meara are back together,” she continued. “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.”

Remini concluded by sending thoughts to Jerry’s surviving son Ben and daughter Amy Stiller: "Our thoughts and prayers are with you Amy & Ben. #JerryStiller #stillerandmeara"

Remini starred in “King of Queens” alongside Jerry, who played her father on the show, and Kevin James, who played her husband.

Anne Meara, Ben’s mom and Jerry’s wife and former comedy partner, passed away in May 2015.

Other former co-stars have come out with tributes to the late Stiller on Monday.

On Monday, Jason Alexander shared loving words in remembrance of Jerry, who played Frank Costanza, the father of Alexander’s character George in the classic sitcom “Seinfeld.”

“Such sad news that my beloved friend, Jerry Stiller, has passed,” Alexander wrote in a tweet. “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.”

He followed up with a photo of the two of them.

“Yes, I adored this man,” he captioned the pic.

“Seinfeld” creator and star Jerry Seinfeld also made a post remembering the man, tweeting a pic of himself frowning while holding a vinyl copy of Stiller and Meara’s comedy record “The Last Two People in the World.”

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