The veteran comedian, whose over-the-top dad performance as Frank Costanza won him an Emmy nod, died of natural causes, his son Ben Stiller, a comedy star himself, said in a tweet.
The 70-year-old actor, who played numerous roles on television comedies such as "Seinfeld" and "Night Court", was reported missing on July 8 by his son after he hadn't heard from his father for several days.
The 56-year-old American actress, who achieved fame in the 1990s for her role as Elaine Benes on NBC's Seinfeld, received the diagnosis a day after winning sixth-consecutive Emmy for comedy actress.
Soupman Inc licensed the name and recipes of the chef who inspired Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi" character. The move to seek bankruptcy protection comes just weeks after Soupman's former CFO was indicted for tax evasion.
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