'Cheers' Actor Jay Thomas' Cause of Death Revealed

25 August, 2017, 01:54 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Jay Thomas | FILE

The comedic actor most known for starring on Cheers and Murphy Brown as well as other hit sitcoms, has sadly died after battling cancer. "He will be dearly missed by so many".

Estey didn't provide further details about Thomas' death.

Thomas played the obnoxious TV talk show host Jerry Gold (and Candice Bergen's, on-again, off-again boyfriend) on Murphy Brown from 1989-98 after his stint as Rhea Perlman's husband Eddie LeBec, a player with the Boston Bruins, on Cheers from 1987-89. He also starred in the sitcom Love & War for three seasons. He also nabbed an supporting actor nomination for the same role. He appeared in a series of films over the years, including "Mr. Holland's Opus".

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Thomas caught his first big break as Remo DaVinci on "Mork & Mindy" from 1979-1981.

The comedian was a guest on Letterman's annual Christmas episodes, and told the same story every year about a freaky encounter he had with actor Clayton Moore, star of TV's "The Lone Ranger", as a young DJ in the early '70s.

The "Late Night" Christmas tradition, which started in 1998, would go on until 2014.

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Born Jon Thomas Terrell in Kermit, Texas, Thomas grew up in New Orleans, graduating from Jesuit High School.

The performing artist is made due by his better half, Sally, and his children, Sam, Jake and J.T., who were close by when he passed away, as per the New York Daily News.

As of late, he visitor featured on a few scenes of Ray Donovan, and facilitated a week by week radio show, The Jay Thomas Show, on SiriusXM.

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