Shelley Berman Dies; Esteemed Actor Was 92

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Shelley Berman, best known for his roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm and Boston Legal, has died. 

A post on Berman's official Facebook page from his longtime friend Christopher Bay confirmed the beloved actor had passed away at his home in his sleep. 

Shelley Berman

"Shelley passed away this morning at 1:24 a.m., at his home in Bell Canyon, CA, due to complications from Alzheimer's," the post begins. 

"He was 92 years old. He slipped away peacefully, in his sleep, with no pain, as far as his hospice care workers could tell."

Christopher was shocked by the news and did not know how to process it. 

"Right now, I'm a bit of a wreck, having spent much of the last couple of hours crying, pacing, being unable to concentrate, and, frankly, being conflicted as to how I should feel about all of this."

Shelley Berman Attends Event

Bay also made it clear that he would keep fans updated about any news in the coming says. 

"I will have more to say in this group in the days ahead, but Sarah (who I just spoke to) wanted me to let all of Shelley's Facebook fans know about Shelley's passing."

"Sarah loves the fact that Shelley has so many devoted followers on social media. There will be a private service for family and close friends, followed by a public memorial."

"I will provide details as they are finalized."

Christopher then shared one of his favorite pictures of Shelley and confirmed details about the memorial. 

Shelley Berman

"I'm going to leave it here for now, and I want all of you to please enjoy one of my favorite photos of Shelley, taken in Palm Beach, Florida, in the early '60s -- a star in his dressing room before showtime! I love you, Shelley," the emotional post concluded. 

Shelley was a comedian and actor and is well-known for his performances in Curb Your Enthusiasm and Boston Legal. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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