‘Seinfeld’ Star Peter Crombie Dead at 71

Actor Peter Crombie has died at 71 years old, his ex-wife has revealed.

The veteran actor was perhaps best known for his role as Jerry Seinfeld’s antagonizer “Crazy” Joe Davola in the hit sitcom “Seinfeld.”

Crombie also starred in the 1997 TV miniseries “House of Frankenstein.”

His ex-wife Nadine Kijner announced Crombie’s death in a social media post.

Kijner said she was in “shock” to learn of her ex-husband’s death.

“It is with shock and extreme sadness that I share my ex-husband died this morning,” Kijner said in an Instagram post.

“Thank you for so many wonderful memories and being such a good man.

“Fly free into the Un-boundless source of light, Peter.

“May you be greeted with love by your parents, and Oliver.

“So, so many people loved you because you were a kind, giving, caring and creative soul.”.

 

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No cause of death has been revealed.

However, Kijner told TMZ on Friday that her late ex-husband died after a “brief illness.”

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In his long TV and movie career, Crombie also appeared in various episodes of “As the World Turns” (1989), “Law & Order” (1991), and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” (1993).

Tributes poured in for the late star.

In a post on X, comedian Lewis Black wrote:

“Am heartbroken by the death of my good friend Peter Crombie.

“He was a gifted artist.

“Not only was he a wonderful actor but an immensely talented writer.

“More importantly he was as sweet as he was intelligent and I am a better person for knowing him.”

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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