Sports Jerry Sloan dies at 78; NBA players react to death of Jazz legend
Jerry Stiller Dies: Comedian & ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Was 92; Son Ben Gives Tribute
Jerry Stiller, the American comedian and actor, had died at the age of 92. His son, the actor Ben Stiller, confirmed the news, tweeting that his father died of natural causes. I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes. He was a great dad and grandfather, and the mostHis son, the actor Ben Stiller, confirmed the news, tweeting that his father died of natural causes.
Former Jazz coach Jerry Sloan has died of complications from Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia, . He was 78.
"Jerry Sloan will always be synonymous with the Utah Jazz. He will forever be a part of the Utah Jazz organization and we join his family, friends and fans in mourning his loss," the team said in a statement. "We are so thankful for what he accomplished here in Utah and the decades of dedication, loyalty and tenacity he brought to our franchise."
The Hall of Famer coached for 26 years in the NBA, spending 23 of those seasons in Utah. He guided the Jazz to 15 consecutive playoff appearances from 1988 to 2003, and he ranksbehind Don Nelson, Lenny Wilkens and Gregg Popovich. Sloan and Popovich are the only coaches in league history to win at least 1,000 games with one team.
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Seinfeld actor and comedian Jerry Stiller died at 92 of natural causes, his son Ben Stiller announced Beloved comedian Jerry Stiller is being remembered in tributes after his death. Jerry's son Ben Stiller announced his death on Monday. He was 92. "I’m sad to say that my father, Jerry Stiller, passed away from natural causes," Ben, 54, said in a tweet. "He was a great dad and grandfather, and the most dedicated husband to Anne for about 62 years." He concluded, "He will be greatly missed. Love you Dad." Jerry's death comes after he suffered a medical scare early last year, PEOPLE reported at the time.
Sloan's style and intensity matched up perfectly with John Stockton and Karl Malone, allowing the Jazz to consistently churn out victories and remain contenders in the rugged Western Conference. Utah advanced to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, losing to Michael Jordan and the Bulls in both series.
"Like Stockton and Malone as players, Jerry Sloan epitomized the organization," the team said. "He will be greatly missed. We extend our heartfelt condolences to his wife, Tammy, the entire Sloan family and all who knew and loved him."
Before becoming a coach, Sloan had a terrific playing career from 1965 to 1976. As a member of the Bulls, he made two All-Star teams and was named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team four times.
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Jerry Stiller was famous for playing George Costanza’s dad in Seinfeld The Seinfeld cast is mourning the loss of one their own. Legendary comedian and actor Jerry Stiller has died at the age of 92. His son, actor Ben Stiller, confirmed on Monday that his father "passed away from natural causes." After Ben shared the news on social media, Jerry's former costars paid tribute to the comedy star. Jason Alexander, who starred as Jerry's son George Costanza on the hit sitcom, called his television father "a great actor, a great man, a lovely friend.
"Jerry Sloan was 'The Original Bull' whose tenacious defense and nightly hustle on the court represented the franchise and epitomized the city of Chicago," Bulls chairman Jerry Reinsdorf said. "Jerry was the face of the Bulls organization from its inception through the mid-1970s, and very appropriately, his uniform No. 4 was the first jersey retired by the team.
"A great player and a Hall-of-Fame NBA coach, most importantly, Jerry was a great person. Our sympathies go out to the Sloan family and all his many fans."
Players around the league reacted to Sloan's death, including former Jazz star Deron Williams and current Utah guards Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley.
A post shared by Deron Williams (@dwill8) on May 22, 2020 at 7:36am PDT
RIP Coach Sloan! ❤️ Legend!!— Donovan Mitchell (@spidadmitchell)
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TBS will celebrate the legacy of Jerry Stiller this weekend with a marathon of "Seinfeld" episodes featuring the late actor and comedian. Stiller had a recurring role on the series as the outspoken Frank Costanza, the father of Jason Alexander's George Costanza. On Saturday, May 16, 10 of Stiller's episodes will run back-to-back on the cable network starting at 4 p.m. ET/PT. Stiller, father to actor Ben Stiller and known for his roles on "Seinfeld" and "King of Queens," died earlier this week at the age of 92. He was quickly remembered by those who worked with him for his kindness and for his talents as a performer.— Mike Conley (@MCONLEY10)
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R.I.P. Jerry Sloan— Evan Turner (@thekidet)
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Sad day man.. Rest easy legend .. Thank you for everything.. you changed my life for the better..— C.J. Miles (@masfresco)
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Jimmy Cobb, Jazz Drummer on Miles Davis' 'Kind of Blue,' Dies at 91 .
Jimmy Cobb, legendary jazz drummer and member of Miles Davis' First Great Sextet, died Sunday at his Manhattan home of lung cancer, NPR reports. He was 91. Cobb, who was with Davis' group for almost three decades, was best known for his work on Davis' landmark, "Kind of Blue," which many critics have called the best jazz album of all time. He played on many other of Davis' albums, including "Sketches of Spain," "Someday My Prince Will Come,"Cobb, who was with Davis' group for almost three decades, was best known for his work on Davis' landmark, "Kind of Blue," which many critics have called the best jazz album of all time.