David Lander has died aged 73 (Image: Walt Disney Tv by way of Getty Photos)
Laverne & Shirley actor David Lander has died on the age of 73, it has been reported.
Based on TMZ, the veteran actor, who was most well-known for his function as Andrew ‘Squiggy’ Squiggman within the traditional 70s TV collection, died on Friday night time on the Cedars-Sinai Medical Middle.
It’s understood that Lander’s demise got here after a 37-year battle with a number of sclerosis – a lifelong situation that impacts each the mind and nerves.
David’s spouse, actress Kathy Fields, instructed TMZ that each she and their daughter Natalie Lander had been by his aspect when he died.
Lander was an American actor, voice actor and comic, who additionally labored because the Goodwill Ambassador for the Nationwide A number of Sclerosis Society.
He began performing at simply 10-years-old and most famously performed Squiggy in Laverne and Shirley between 1976 to 1982, together with sitcom sidekick Lenny, performed by Michael McKean.
David Lander suffered from a number of sclerosis (Image: Jesse Grant/WireImage)
He was most well-known for his function in Laverne and Shirley (Image: Walt Disney Tv by way of Getty Photos)
His different TV appearances included The Bob Newhart Present, Pleased Days, Twin Peaks and The Bizarre Al Present.
Lander and McKean later went on to look collectively within the 1979 Steven Spielberg comedy, 1941 and the 1980 Kurt Russell movie, Used Vehicles.
Tributes have poured in on-line for Lander, with many followers recalling their fond reminiscences of the much-loved actor.
David Lander began performing when he was simply 10-years-old (Image: Paramount Tv/Kobal/REX)
Tributes have poured in on-line for the actor (Image Jonathan Leibson/WireImage)
One fan tweeted: ‘Seventies sketch comedy formed me. The Credibility Hole was a part of that. RIP David Lander.’
Whereas one other commented: ‘RIP David Lander (Squiggy, Laverne & Shirley). Thanks for the humorous. It was an important present.’
One added: ‘RIP David Lander. Laverne and Shirley was a favorite once I was very younger. It was much less accessible than Pleased Days, however I used to observe it religiously anyway hoping for Lenny and Squiggy appearances.’