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Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated star of 'Coach,' dead at 86

07 January 2018
Jerry Van Dyke, Emmy-nominated star of 'Coach,' dead at 86

Jerry passed away on Friday afternoon at the couple's ranch in Arkansas, Shirley confirmed to TMZ.

Jerry Van Dyke, an actor, comedian, and younger brother of the legendary Dick Van Dyke, has died at the age of 86.

It's said that the actor's health has been on the decline since being involved in a serious vehicle accident about two-years ago.

The site also reported that brother Dick, 92, made a visit to his little brother during Christmastime. He also appeared on his brother's The Dick Van Dyke Show as Stacey Petrie and various other sitcoms including Accidental Family, Headmaster, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, 13 Queen Boulevard and The Drew Carey Show.

The late comedian was known for his role as Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam on ABC's "Coach".

Van Dyke was born in Danville, Illinois and carried a decades-long career in television that started with a debut on the iconic Dick Van Dyke Show. His most recognizable role came in 1989, when he was cast opposite Craig T. Nelson in the aforementioned Coach (pictured right), which aired for nine seasons between 1989-1997.

After "Coach" ended, Van Dyke continued to make guest appearances in sitcoms like "Yes, Dear", "Raising Hope" and "My Name is Earl".