No one is feeling the loss more of Len Lesser than his of Seinfeld family. For many years, Len was simply Uncle Leo to the cast and in the wake of his death, they have come forward to remember him.
Jerry Seinfeld released a statement calling Len a "very sweet guy," and mourning his passing. He recalled one of his favorite memories of Len, an episode of Seinfeld in which Uncle Leo is arrested for shoplifting a book. Jerry added that the cast "always loved having him on the show."
His costar, Jason Alexander, took to his Twitter soon after and tweeted his sorrow over losing Len. He tweeted:
"Len was a tremendous guy. He was a smart actor/comedian who knew exactly what he was doing in the creation of Uncle Leo. I enjoyed many wonderful conversations with Len who was so openly grateful to be part of our show and so humble about his stunning contribution to it. I am so happy to have known him and my sympathies go to his family. But his was a fun life and he leaves many fans behind and many who will be enjoying his work for years to come."
Sounds like he will surely be missed by a lot of folks. Sad day.
We continue to send our condolences to his family and friends for their loss.
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