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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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abram hernandez    

My favorite uncle...(weep), R.I.P. Love You.

1352 days ago


he was a damn good actor, i enjoyed his stuff thoroughly. Glad he went peacefully. may his memory lead his family and friends through.

1352 days ago


Uncle leo....goodbye! And God bless you, Len Lesser. You were a GREAT talent in Hollywood. I remember Len lesser from "Take This Job And Shove It", Kelly's Heroes, and tons more movies and tv. he will certainly be missed.

1352 days ago


VERY funny man. RIP. Jerry having the nightmare of Uncle Leo doing chin ups in Jail with Hello Jerry written on his knuckles. Laughing right now thinking about it. SOMEONE ANSWER THE DAMN PHONE!

1351 days ago
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