Len Lesser: Seinfeld Star

February 16, 2011

Remember Uncle Leo from Seinfeld? Well the Seinfeld star is being remembered today. Len Lesser passed away peacefully at the age of 88. Find out more saddening details and see photos and a video right here!

Len Lesser

According to reports, the legendary actor died today of complications due to cancer-related pneumonia. Be sure to check out pictures and videos below in his memory!

As a biography, Len Lesser was born Leonard King Lesser in New York City, New York on December 3, 1922 so his age is 88. Len is a legendary actor, most known for his starring role as Uncle Leo on the memorable comedy Seinfeld. Lesser also took pride in his country and served in the Army during World War II. He can be seen in the following filmography: The Monkees, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Get Smart, Quincy, The Rockford Files, Mad About You, All in the Family, Boy Meets World, Castle, Everybody Loves Raymond, ER, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Kelly’s Heroes, and Papillon.

His family are at peace in knowing that their beloved passed quietly. Lesser’s daughter Michelle offered the following statement regarding his death:

“Heaven got a great comedian and actor today…. Thank you to all the people who helped make my father’s last journey special, and surrounded with love. The doctors, nurses, and staff have been outstanding, and Dad was in phenomenal hands. His passing was peaceful, with great dignity, and surrounded by those who loved him dearly.”

Uncle Leo is survived by his daughter Michelle, son David and his wife Julie and their children, who say he was an doting grandfather, wonderful dad, and had “a heart of gold.”

Funeral arrangements are underway. The family asks that instead of flowers, donations can be made to A Noise Within located in Glendale, California.

Len Lesser will be missed but not forgotten. You may leave your sympathies for the Seinfeld star and his loved ones in the comment box. Also, be sure to check out photos and a video below!

Len Lesser Photo 1
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Photos: www.wenn.com/Apega/Agent 47

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4 Responses to “Len Lesser: Seinfeld Star”

  1. 1
    H.T. Shears Says:

    I always enjoyed watching this wonderful actor and great comediane-he will be missed.

  2. 2
    Miriam Says:

    My thoughts and prayers do out to his family

  3. 3
    Joan Says:

    Man, RIP..

  4. 4
    Rachelle Says:

    RIP Uncle Leo you were awesome!