Jerry Van Dyke: Craig T. Nelson, Patricia Heaton Remember Co-Star And Friend

Jerry Van Dyke died Friday at 86

Jerry Van Dyke died Friday at 86

The star, who is the younger brother of legendary entertainer Dick Van Dyke, was with his wife Shirley when he died at his Arkansas ranch on Friday, TMZ reported.

It's said that the actor's health has been on the decline since being involved in a serious vehicle accident about two-years ago.

We're told Dick visited them at the ranch over the Christmas holiday.

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.

Refresh for updates Craig T. Nelson and Patricia Heaton are among the costars, friends and collaborators remembering Jerry Van Dyke today.

Running for nine seasons, from 1989 to 1997, the show earned Van Dyke four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. (1963), "Angel in My Pocket" (1969) and his final film, "Moon Ring" (2010). He also had major roles on "Yes, Dear" and most recently, "The Middle".

Family reports Van Dyke had suffered health issues related to a auto accident in 2015.

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