Actor, Comedian Jerry Van Dyke Dead At 86

ACTOR/COMEDIAN JERRY VAN DYKE DIES OF HEART FAILURE

(CNN) – Comedy fans are morning the loss of actor Jerry Van Dyke.

His wife says the 86-year-old comedian died of heart failure in Arkansas Friday afternoon.

Van Dyke was best known for playing the assistant coach on the hit series “Coach”.

The show aired in the 1980’s and 90’s.

He also made appearances on “The DickVan Dyke Show”, a classic sitcom named after Jerry’s older brother.

Jerry’s wife, Shirley Ann Jones, says she and her husband suffered a major car accident two-and-a-half years ago.

And she says the comedian has never fully recovered from his injuries

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