Jerry Van Dyke dies aged 86

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

His wife, Shirley Ann Jones told the New York Times that his health had been deteriorating since he was in a traffic accident in 2015.

The comedian - who is the younger brother of legendary actor Dick Van Dyke - passed away at his ranch in Arkansas on Friday (05.01.18).

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.

Van Dyke went into show business, just like his brother.

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The brother of actor Dick Van Dyke, Jerry - who possessed the same likability - even made guest appearances on "The Dick Van Dyke Show", playing the star's brother. He was also a regular performer on The Judy Garland Show before going on to star as Dave Crabtree in the short-lived My Mother the vehicle, which ran from 1965-1966.

"I am incredibly sad to hear of Jerry's passing", said Nelson, Van Dyke's costar in Coach, the ABC sitcom that ran from 1989-97.

Van Dyke earned four Emmy Award nominations for his role. "This is as good as it's ever been'".

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