"Cheers", "Murphy Brown", "Ray Donovan" actor Jay Thomas dead at 69

Jay Thomas, a comic and character actor whose credits include roles on "Cheers" and "Murphy Brown", has died after a battle with cancer, according to his publicist Tom Estey. He was just 69 years old.

In recent years, he hosted a radio show on Sirius XM called The Jay Thomas Show.

"[He was] never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior", wrote Buchwald in a statement.

Jay with Rhea on Cheers. He then appeared on the hit sitcom "Love & War" from 1992 until 1995. He played the Easter Bunny in the second and third Santa Clause films as well as Bill Meister in Mr. Holland's Opus and Zim Zimmerman in Straight Talk. Thomas had a recurring role on "Ray Donovan" and he made a 2105 guest appearance on "Bones".

Arsenal contract rebel 'unlikely' to sign new contract amid Chelsea & Liverpool interest
Wenger has remained insistent over the futures of his three contract rebels, with all three players out of contract next summer. Sometimes, you have to share the work on the final day because you have some cases going out and some coming in.

He was also a regular guest on The Late Show with David Letterman, often appearing on the annual Christmas episode to share stories of his time as a young DJ.

The actor, who starred as Carla's husband in Cheers, passed away with his wife, Sally, and their two sons by his side.

Short, loud and sharply amusing, Thomas always pumped up a scene when he appeared on series such as Murphy Brown, Cheers, Mork & Mindy, and, most recently, Bones and Ray Donovan.

Related Articles

  • Qatar denies blocking Saudi planes ferrying pilgrims to hajj

    Qatar denies blocking Saudi planes ferrying pilgrims to hajj

    Alhaji Badaru Bello, the Spokesperson of the Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board, disclosed this, in Madina, on Thursday. He said that it is illegal to bar the Hajj pilgrims from visiting sacred sites without any legitimate reason.
    Taylor Swift announces new album after court victory

    Taylor Swift announces new album after court victory

    Ahead of the release of Reputation's first single (the full album drops November 10), let's reminisce about how fierce T. For the latest Taylor Swift news leading up to her album release, be sure to visit FanSided's Fans of Taylor .
    Typhoon Hato Strikes Hong Kong and Macau, 10 People Dead

    Typhoon Hato Strikes Hong Kong and Macau, 10 People Dead

    At least nine people were killed in southern China, including five in Macau, according to Macau's Government Information Bureau. However, no casualties have been reported as the evacuation started early.In Zhuhai, trees and billboards have been blown down.
  • United Nations  criticises USA  'political failures' to reject racist violence

    United Nations criticises USA 'political failures' to reject racist violence

    They mainly concern countries gripped by ethnic and religious strife, including Burundi, Nigeria, Iraq and Ivory Coast. The committee stated that it was "alarmed by the racist demonstrations" in Charlottesville and throughout America.
    Formula One - Kimi Raikkonen: I can still win races and titles

    Formula One - Kimi Raikkonen: I can still win races and titles

    Ferrari confirmed ahead of this weekend's Belgian GP that Raikkonen had been retained for 2018 but their announcement made no mention of Vettel.
    In the Alps after a landslide lost eight people

    In the Alps after a landslide lost eight people

    The landslide's force registered a magnitude of 3 on the Richter Scale, Mittner said, equivalent to a small quake . It was not immediately clear when residents would be able to return to their homes.
  • LeSean McCoy Says Kaepernick 'Not Good Enough' to Be Worth Distraction

    LeSean McCoy Says Kaepernick 'Not Good Enough' to Be Worth Distraction

    Say what you want about Kapernick but the 49ers were just 2-14 last season with him starting the bulk of their games. He was a uniquely talented player, which in McCoy's opinion, Kaepernick is not right now. "That's a great example".
    Privacy A Fundamental Right

    Privacy A Fundamental Right

    An absolute right can not be reduced or amended. ■ Informational privacy is a facet of the right to privacy . He also said the state is under an affirmative obligation to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens.
    There is now a Google test for depression and mental ill health

    There is now a Google test for depression and mental ill health

    This private assessment can help identify your level of depression , which can inform conversations you have with your doctor. And most people who do show signs such as anxiety and fatigue wait an average of six to eight years before receiving help.
  • Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB external storage

    Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB external storage

    We expect Seagate to ripple its 10TB drives through its LaCie external storage range and announce capacity upgrades as well. However, you also get a lot more performance, with 540 MB/s from a single drive and the greater reliability of SSDs .
    There Won't Be A Final Fantasy 15-2

    There Won't Be A Final Fantasy 15-2

    For most of us, that means that Square Enix's most ambitious RPG ever is going to be bigger, and look better, than ever before. The problem, however, is that it caused confusion and fear among gamers because of the alleged stiff requirements.

    Majority in poll: Trump rhetoric could 'accidentally' involve United States in global conflict

    The poll, which had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points, surveyed 1,009 registered voters nationwide from August 13 to 17. When asked if bigotry is a major issue for minority groups in the USA today, 50 percent said it was a "very serious" problem.