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Seinfeld Cast Remembers Uncle Leo

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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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Seinfeld's Len Lesser Has Passed Away

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We're sad to hear this, but at least he lived a nice, long life.

Len Lesser, the actor who played the absolutely HIGHlarious Uncle Leo on Seinfeld has passed away at 88 from cancer-related pneumonia.

Here's what his family had to say in a statement:

"Heaven got a great comedian and actor today. The outpouring of sympathy we've already received has been amazing and is so greatly appreciated. Thank you to all the people who helped make my father's last journey special and surrounded with love."

Aside from Seinfeld, Lesser had an expansive career, which included parts on TV shows such as The Munsters, ER, Everybody Loves Raymond, and Castle. Some of his film credits include The Outlaw Josey Wales and Kelly's Heroes.

Our thoughts go out to Lesser's family and friends.

Thanks for making us laugh, Len! You shall be missed!

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