‘Seinfeld’: Liz Sheridan, Jerry Seinfeld’s on-screen mother, dies aged 93

Jerry Seinfeld called her "the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for"

Liz Sheridan, Jerry Seinfeld’s on-screen mother in Seinfeld, has died aged 93.

TMZ reports that Sheridan passed away early on Friday (April 15), with the death being ruled as being due to natural causes.

Sheridan was cast as Helen Seinfeld on Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David’s beloved sitcom in 1990, becoming one of only five cast members to appear on all nine seasons of the show.

Seinfeld himself has led tributes to Sheridan following the news of her death, writing: “Liz was always the sweetest, nicest TV mom a son could wish for. Every time she came on our show it was the coziest feeling for me. So lucky to have known her.”

Alongside her most famous role in Seinfeld, Sheridan appeared in numerous Broadway shows including Happy End in the 1970s alongside Meryl Streep, as well as in sci-fi comedy Alf.

Other tributes to the beloved actor have been pouring in online. Mark Hamill wrote: “Loved her on Seinfeld. Loved her on ALF. Loved her in everything she did.”

Actor Jason Alexander added: “Oh my Lord, just learning of the passing of Liz Sheridan. She was as gracious and graceful a person and actress as youโ€™ll ever meet. Fascinating life. Wonderful lady. Rest well.”

See a range of tributes to Sheridan below.

Sheridan is the second Seinfeld cast member to pass away in the last few weeks. A fortnight ago, Estelle Harris, who played George Costanza’s mother, also called Estelle, on the show, died aged 93.

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