Seinfeld Star Peter Crombie’s Demise at 71: A Look Back at His Iconic Contributions

Peter Crombie, who was most recognized for his parts in House of Frankenstein and Seinfeld, passed away. He was seventy-one.

On Wednesday, Crombie’s ex-wife Nadine Kijner revealed her husband’s passing on Instagram, expressing her “shock and extreme sadness.”

Kijner started the post by saying, “I share my ex-husband’s death this morning with shock and extreme sadness.” “Thank you for being such a good man and for so many amazing memories. Fly unfettered into the Un-boundless source of light, Peter. “May your parents and Oliver 🐈‍ℛ greet you with love,” Kijner said as she started her homage.

Kijner shared pictures of herself and Crombie on their wedding day alongside her heartfelt remembrance. The photos show the pair kissing beneath a tulle-decorated white altar and embracing during their wedding celebration. Crombie shared another sweet image with Kijner, feeding him a piece of wedding cake.

Famous for playing the terrifying character “Crazy” Joe Davola on Seinfeld, Crombie passed away on Wednesday morning after a brief illness, according to Kijner, who spoke with TMZ on Friday. As of right now, no other information regarding his passing has surfaced.

“So, so many people loved you because you were a kind, giving, caring and creative soul,” Kijner’s post said.

Kijner did not answer PEOPLE’s request for additional comments right away. It was not immediately possible to locate a representative representing Crombie.

In addition to his five-episode stint as Seinfeld in the popular sitcom from 1992 to 1993, Crombie’s lengthy career included over 35 TV and film acting appearances.

Crombie’s debut role, says IMDB, was in the 1987 TV movie Broken Vows. Later, he starred in a number of TV series, such as As the World Turns (1989), Law & Order (1991), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993), L.A. Firefighters (1996), and House of Frankenstein (1997).

In addition, the actor starred in Born on July 4th (1989) and Natural Born Killers (1994).

According to IMDB, Crombie’s most recent appearance was as Detective Moody in the TV show Walker, Texas Ranger in 2000.

After learning of the late actor’s passing, friends honored him on social media.

On X, formerly known as Twitter, comedian and friend Lewis Black posted, “Am heartbroken by the death of my good friend Peter Crombie.” He had artistic talent. He was not just a fantastic actor but also a writer of extraordinary brilliance. Most significantly, I am a better person for having known him because he was as kind as he was smart.

“It is with a sad heart that I convey that my good friend Peter Crombie has passed away,” friend Bill Stetz posted on Facebook. To those who knew him, he was a kind and devoted friend who used poetic language and created powerful writing and acting. Peace be with you, Peter.

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