Seinfeld Actor Len Lesser Dies At 88
Posted on Thu Feb 17, 2011 08:38 AM PDT

seinfeld-uncle-leo200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Seinfeld actor Len Lesser died in his sleep Wednesday morning in Burbank, California, of complications from pneumonia. He was 88.

Best known as Jerry Seinfeld's Uncle Leo on TV's Seinfeld, Lesser actually made more than 500 film, television and stage appearances.

He has appeared on ER, Mad About You, Thirtysomething, The Bob Newhart Show, The Mod Squad, and many others.

Lesser is survived by a son, David, and a daughter Michele, and grandchildren, Jonathan, Kayla, and Mayah.

His daughter, Michele Lesser, told CNN: "It was very peaceful. He was a great grandpa, and an amazing father. He had a heart of gold and a sense of humor of platinum."

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