Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

Actor Jerry Van Dyke dead at 86

Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, told TMZ she was by his side when her husband passed away at their Arkansas ranch on Friday afternoon.

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

Van Dyke's family confirmed his passing Friday to CBS Affiliate WCIA, in the actor's native IL.

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. It ran for only one season on NBC in September 1965. Van Dyke earned four consecutive Emmy nominations thanks to his comedy chops on the series. He was also a regular performer on The Judy Garland Show before going on to star as Dave Crabtree in the short-lived My Mother the auto, which ran from 1965-1966. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson.

He reunited on screen with his celebrity sibling on The Middle, where Dick guest starred as the estranged brother of Van Dyke's character, Tag.

"Everybody talks about me making a comeback", he said.

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