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Michael Richards of 'Seinfeld' Joins Instagram to Pay Tribute to Late Co-star Jerry Stiller

Junie Sihlangu
May 16, 2020
12:30 A.M.
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Former “Seinfeld” actor Jerry Stiller passed away on Monday of natural causes at age 92. His passing led to his former co-star, Michael Richards, creating a social media profile to be able to pay tribute to him.

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On Wednesday, Richards joined Instagram specifically for him to be able to honor the late Stiller. On “Seinfeld,” Richards, 70, played the main star’s weird neighbor Cosmo Kramer.

Taking to his new social media account, the actor shared a photo of himself in a pool table scene with Stiller. The latter sadly died at the age of 92.

Michael Richards at the inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch on March 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

Michael Richards at the inaugural Los Angeles Fatherhood Lunch on March 4, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California | Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

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RICHARDS HONORS STILLER

Richards captioned his post writing: “Until today, I have avoided social media completely, but I’ve created this account in order to say something, belatedly, about a person I loved.” The star continued revealing how Stiller “was an absolute treasure.”

He added, in his heartfelt post, how he’d “adored” working with the late star on the classic sitcom. Referring to the pool table scene, Richards asked fans to watch it as “that says it all.”

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RECALLING THEIR RELATIONSHIP

The actor recalled how they’d shoot the black ball “back and forth and that’s what happened between us throughout the series.” He remembered Stiller as “hilarious and a great friend.”

“A LEGENDARY SHOWMAN”

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The star ended his post noting how the late actor was “a legendary showman” and “an inspiration” to him. On Thursday, Jerry Seinfeld was interviewed on “What a Joke With Papa & Fortune” on SiriusXM’s "Netflix Is a Joke Radio" channel.

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JERRY SEINFELD PAYS TRIBUTE

He spoke candidly about the fond memories he had of Stiller. Seinfeld recalled how he never gave Stiller notes on the sitcom because the late star had the character of Frank Costanza mastered.

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AN EXCELLENT ACTOR

The actor shared: “I never adjusted his performance once. Whatever he did, that's it. We're putting that out there." "The King of Queens” actor’s son, Ben Stiller, was the one who shared the sad news of his father’s death.

BEN STILLER MOURNS DAD'S DEATH

He remembered him as “a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne [Meara].” “The Cable Guy” actor concluded his post by sharing that he would miss his father.

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