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‘Murphy Brown’ & ‘Cheers’ Actor Jay Thomas Dies At 69

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American actor, comedian, and radio talk show host, Jon Thomas Terrell, profoundly called Jay Thomas has passed away aged 69, after battling cancer.

‘Murphy Brown’ & ‘Cheers’ Actor Jay Thomas Dies At 69

‘Murphy Brown’ & ‘Cheers’ Actor Jay Thomas Dies At 69

Jay’ longtime friend Don Buchwald confirmed his death in a statement he released on Thursday, August 24, 2017. “Jay was one of a kind, never at a loss for words,” he wrote.

Buchwald added that Thomas was “filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior.” Other reports confirmed that Thomas’ wife Sally and his sons Sam, Jake and J.T. were with him when he died.

Jay Thomas’ notable television work includes his co-starring role as Remo DaVinci on Mork & Mindy (1979–81), the recurring role of Eddie LeBec on Cheers (1987–89), the lead character Jack Stein on Love & War (1992–95), and a repeat guest role as Jerry Gold on Murphy Brown.

In 1997, he starred in the television film Killing Mr. Griffin, based on the novel of the same name. In film, he co-starred in Mr Holland’s Opus and portrayed The Easter Bunny in The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3.

He won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series in 1990 and 1991 for portraying Gold.

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