Actor Jay Thomas died Thursday at age 69 after a struggle with cancer, his skills agency instructed Fox news.
The comic became best regarded for starring as Jerry Gold on “Murphy Brown,” from 1989 until 1998. He formerly performed Eddie LeBec opposite Rhea Perlman on “Cheers” from 1987 until 1989 earlier than his character turned into run over by way of a zamboni. He then seemed at the hit sitcom “Love & war” from 1992 until 1995.
Thomas additionally garnered fans all through his holiday visits on “late night with David Letterman” in which he and the now-70-year-old star would try to knock a meatball off the top of a Christmas tree by throwing footballs.
Thomas could regularly proportion “The Lone Ranger” story, describing a extraordinary encounter with fellow actor Clayton Moore who performed the masked cowboy inside the western series.
The “late night time” Christmas tradition, which started out in 1998, would go on till 2014. Letterman retired in 2015
Thomas also hosted a radio display on SiriusXM.