Veteran comedian Anne Meara, who died Saturday at 85, was the matriarch of a show-business family. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, was the other half of their comedy team Stiller and Meara. The two were also are the parents of star Ben Stiller. On Monday morning, the actor tweeted his first comments on the death of his mother.
Thank you so much for all the kind words about Anne. All of us in our family feel so lucky to have had her in our lives.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 25, 2015
Meara is survived by Jerry Stiller, Ben Stiller, her daughter Amy, and several grandchildren.