Michael Richards of 'Seinfeld' Joins Instagram to Pay Tribute to Late Co-star Jerry Stiller
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.
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.
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.”
Such sad news that my beloved friend, Jerry Stiller, has passed. 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.— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) May 11, 2020
RECALLING THEIR RELATIONSHIP
“A LEGENDARY SHOWMAN”
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.
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.
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.
I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years. He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad. pic.twitter.com/KyoNsJIBz5— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 11, 2020
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.