Comedian and Actor Jerry Van Dyke of 'Coach' Dies at 86

Wendy Jensen
January 7, 2018

His wife Shirley, who was with him when he passed away, said his health had been deteriorating ever since they were involved in a vehicle accident a couple of years ago, TMZ reports.

Jerry Van Dyke, the comedian brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, reportedly has died at the age of 86. His wife Shirley said that his health had gone downhill since a auto accident two years ago.

Total lunar eclipse on January 31
To top it off, stargazers in some parts of the US will be treated to lunar eclipse on the same, final night of January. Moon Express has said it wants to start launching in 2018, with Astrobotic and other companies not far behind.

He started his career he performing at military bases around the world before transitioning to the screen.

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.

S. Korea proposes high-level dialogue with DPRK on January 9
Should the talks be held on January 9, it would be the first such dialogue since a vice-ministerial meeting in December 2015. Kim said in a New Year's Day speech on Monday he would consider sending a delegation to the Olympics.

In the late 80s and early 90s, the younger Van Dyke became well-known for his work on the series Coach, where he played Asst. He also appeared in "Coach" (for which he earned 4 Emmy nominations, ) "Yes, Dear", and "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.

In 1989, however, Van Dyke nabbed the role of Assistant Coach Luther Van Dam on "Coach", which ran until 1997.

Despite 2016 flop, Carey back to rock Eve
Carey, famed for her sweeping five-octave vocal range, was one of the best-selling artists of the 1990s. She had a stand in for part of it, and that, DCP claims, was the source of the problem.

Other reports by Info About Network

Discuss This Article