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Rush's Geddy Lee comments on the passing of Jerry Stiller

Mon, May 11, 2020@6:47PM | comments

Actor/Comedian Jerry Stiller passed away earlier this morning at the age of 92 at his home in Manhattan. Besides being known for his role as Frank Costanza on Seinfeld and as the father of actor Ben Stiller, Rush fans knew him from his humorous appearances in Rush's introductory tour videos. On the R30 tour, Stiller appeared in the video introduction at the start of the show as seen here and again in a brief closing segment at its end. He also appeared in the What's that smell? introductory video on the Snakes & Arrows tour as seen here. Rush's Geddy Lee commented on Stiller's passing via Rush's social media channels earlier today, and also shared some photos:

"We were all saddened to hear the news today of Jerry Stiller's passing. We had the singular pleasure of knowing and working with him on a couple of Rush's tour films...He was always so generous with his time and such a good sport to co-operate with our nutty roles for him. He remains a giant in show business and one of the best loved comic actors that ever graced the screen. Pictured here with Neil and myself at the Los Angeles Premiere of "I Love You Man" in March of 2009 and some clips of his cameo appearances in Rush tour films. RIP Jerry and thanks for the will be missed." - Geddy Lee