Seinfeld's scene-stealing Uncle Leo dies

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Len Lesser, the actor best known as the scene-stealing Uncle Leo on Seinfeld – "Jerry! Hello!" was his slogan – has died from cancer-related pneumonia at a care facility in California. He was 88.

"Heaven got a great comedian and actor today," his daughter Michele said.

Of Uncle Leo, Lesser told the Los Angeles Times in 1998: "He's the kind of guy who is a total nuisance at times and the kind of guy you avoid." Lesser, who also appeared in The Munsters, had two children. He divorced in 1982 after 28 years of marriage.