Coach's Jerry Van Dyke Dead at 86

07 January, 2018, 01:11 | Author: Constance French
  • Jerry Van Dyke died Friday at 86

Comedian and Coach actor Jerry Van Dyke has died at the age of 86.

His widow, Shirley, told TMZ that Van Dyke, 86, died at their Arkansas ranch with her by his side, and that his health had been deteriorating since a auto accident over two years ago. Though an exact cause of death is unknown, the actor is said to have been involved in a auto accident two years ago from which he never truly recovered.

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Jerry also appeared on The Dick Van Dyke show alongside his brother, as well as on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Judy Garland Show. Coach Luther Van Dam alongside Craig T. Nelson. Van Dyke earned four consecutive Emmy nominations thanks to his comedy chops on the series. In recent years, he was doing quietly marvelous stuff as talkative grandpa Tag Spence on The Middle. Jerry Van Dyke's wife Shirley Ann Jones told the Times that his health had been deteriorating since he was in a traffic accident back in 2015. He had three children with his first wife Carol - his daughters Jerri Lynn and Kelly Jean and son Ronald.

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