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Boca Raton remembers Jerry Stiller following comedian's death at 92

'Seinfeld' actor helped shine spotlight on city
Jerry Stiller dead at 92
Posted at 3:46 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 21:02:48-04

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Comedian Jerry Stiller, the late father of Ben Stiller, is being remembered in Boca Raton after his tragic death at the age of 92.

Ben Stiller shared the sad news on Monday that his father passed away from natural causes.

Jerry Stiller famously played the hot-tempered Frank Costanza on "Seinfeld," becoming a beloved character for many.

"I am a huge 'Seinfeld' fan," said Boca Raton realtor David Serle.

There was one famous moment trending on Twitter on Monday: Del Boca Vista, the made-up retirement community where Stiller's character lived on "Seinfeld."

"It kind of put Boca on the national map," said Serle.

Are you trying to keep us out of Del Boca Vista?
Frank Costanza
Jerry Stiller as Frank Costanza and Estelle Harris as Estelle Costanza in "The Shower Head" episode, which originally aired Feb. 15, 1996, on NBC.

Serle said that while Del Boca Vista never existed, the city of Boca Raton got attention from the show.

"It was cool because you saw the city you grew up in in the national spotlight," said Serle.

Even the city's mayor, Scott Singer, said he was sad to hear of Stiller's passing.

"Jerry Stiller, may he rest in peace, really brought a lot to that role," said Singer.