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R.I.P Jerry Van Dyke (Luther from coach)

Jerry Van Dyke, comedian and actor, dead at age 86

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Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at age 86

Family members confirm that Dick Van Dyke's younger brother died at his home in Arkansas.

Jerry Van Dyke, comedian, actor and younger brother of Dick Van Dyke, died Friday afternoon at his Arkansas home at the age of 86.

Van Dyke’s wife, Shirley, confirmed her husband’s death to TMZ. Shirley said her husband’s health began deteriorating after they were both involved in a car accident two years earlier.

TMZ reported Dick Van Dyke visited his brother at his home during the holidays.

Jerry Van Dyke was a well-known comedian who performed at various military bases and appeared on television programs. The comedian made his debut on his brother’s hit show, “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and also appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “The Judy Garland Show.”

Van Dyke was also known for his role on “Coach” where he played Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam. The role garnered him four Emmy nominations. His latest television appearance was on ABC’s hit show “The Middle" in 2015.

Entertainment Weekly, reporting on Van Dyke's death, recalled a 2015 interview he did with The Los Angeles Times, in which he said of his brother Dick, “I looked up to him as a kid.”

The star of "Mary Poppins" and "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" returned the compliment, EW said. “In the service, you can steal other people’s material,” Dick said. “I didn’t realize how good he was. The main thing about Jerry is that he’s funny from the inside out.”

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Reply #1 posted 01/09/18 8:38am

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AHHH shucks... right when I was starting to watch reruns of COACH and actually could enjoy it. (I was about 5 when it aired, and I prob couldn't understand it)

bummer.

He lived a pretty long life. Sounds like a success story.

"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the carpet to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #2 posted 01/13/18 9:33am

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You all are shitting on him.

DJ is da man
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Reply #3 posted 01/14/18 5:52pm

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Wow!!!!!!!!!!!! Where's the love???????? Only 2 replys and one of the is from 2freaky hmm omg hrmph

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