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Jerry Van Dyke of 'Coach' Dead at 86

Jerry Van Dyke of 'Coach' Dead at 86
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"Coach" star Jerry Van Dyke — Dick Van Dyke's younger brother — has died at 86, TMZ reports.

Van Dyke's wife, Shirley, told the site he passed away Friday, two years after a debilitating car accident injured them both. He died at their home in Arkansas less than a month after a visit from his brother.

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Fun with Dick and Jerry on the set of "The Middle" (2015)

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.

He was a series regular on "The Judy Garland Show" (1963-1964), "My Mother the Car" (1965-1966), and several others; hosted the game show "Picture This" (1963); and had recurring roles on such shows as "Yes, Dear" (2001-2005) and his final series "The Middle" (2010-2015), but made his biggest impression as ditzy assistant coach Luther Horatio Van Dam on "Coach" (1989-1997).

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With co-star Craig T. Nelson in a scene from "Coach"

He made many guest appearances on TV across five decades, and also acted in the feature films "The Courtship of Eddie's Father" (1963), "McLintock!" (1963), "Angel in My Pocket" (1969) and his final film, "Moon Ring" (2010).

Van Dyke is survived by his wife Shirley and two children.

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