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Seinfeld's 'Uncle Leo' Dead at 88

2/17/2011 8:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Veteran actor Len Lesser, who's best known as Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo on "Seinfeld," passed away today of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

Uncle Leo Seinfeld Dead
The actor reportedly died in his sleep this morning in Burbank, and according to his daughter Michelle, "It was very peaceful."

Lesser was also a regular as "Garvin" on "Everybody Loves Raymond," recently appeared on the show "Castle" and made over 500 other film, TV and stage appearances in his career.

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Different Rules Apply    

RIP, thanks for all the great laughs...

1314 days ago
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anony    

We saw you steal, Uncle Leo.

"I'm an old man! I'm confused!"

1314 days ago
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cjs    

Kelly's Heroes, and on and on.. he didn't become a household name until Seinfeld.. what a ride he had, he worked with everyone.

1314 days ago
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Wishbone    

RIP funny man. God speed.

1314 days ago
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JJ    

He always stole the Show!!!


RIP Uncle Leo; we're going to miss you Sir.

1314 days ago
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Alberta    

Thank you, Uncle Leo. Keep them laughing up there!!

1314 days ago
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Adams    

To build a Bridge you are going to need a hundred men.... where am going to get 100 men just like that?

1314 days ago
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sweetdee88    

god is an anti-semite

1314 days ago
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Durp    

Nooooooooooo! Uncle Leo :(.

1314 days ago
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NotJustAnotherName    

Uncle Leo, you truly were an Adonis!! RIP

1314 days ago
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Diana    

You will be missed Uncle Leo, such a great person and great comedian. One of the few who stood out in all these years of film history. R.I.P.

1314 days ago
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Mary    

I absolutely loved him as "Garvin" on Everybody Loves Raymond. I've also seen him on Seinfeld and he could always make me laugh on either show. What a great comedic actor!!! You don't find many like him anymore and he will be sadly missed.

1314 days ago
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bon    

Helllloooo. Loved Uncle Leo

1314 days ago
44.

Cooper    

HEY, RAY'S HERE!!!! LOVED HIM. RIP

1314 days ago
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Seth    

Hello....Goodbye...RIP a class act

1314 days ago
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