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Jerry Van Dyke dies aged 86

Jerry Van Dyke dies aged 86

Jerry's wife, Shirley Ann Jones, told TMZ that her husband died Friday afternoon at their Arkansas ranch.

Jerry Van Dyke - the famed younger brother of Dick Van Dyke - has died.

The site also reported that brother Dick, 92, made a visit to his little brother during Christmastime. According to the website, she noted his health had been deteriorating since they were both in a vehicle accident more than two years ago.




A stand-up comic, Van Dyke made his TV debut on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" as Stacey Petrie, the brother of Dick's Rob Petrie, making four appearances over the run of the series.

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. His most recognizable role came in 1989, when he was cast opposite Craig T. Nelson in the aforementioned Coach (pictured right), which aired for nine seasons between 1989-1997. In recent years, he performed in roles on "Yes Dear" and "The Middle".

He's survived by his wife and 2 children.

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