Comedian Jerry Van Dyke dies at 86

Jerry Van Dyke

For years, Van Dyke was best known for his starring role in the television sitcom "My Mother the auto", before finding success as the sidekick in television's "Coach".

He died at their home in Arkansas less than a month after a visit from his brother.

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

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

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The younger Van Dyke made his acting debut on "The Dick Van Dyke" show, and made appearances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" before joining "The Judy Garland Show" as a regular. He also played in Las Vegas, at Playboy Clubs, and on cruise ships in a stage show in the 60s. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson.

Van Dyke is survived by his wife Shirley and two children.

Jerry's best known for his role on "Coach". where he earned 4 Emmy nominations playing Asst.

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

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