Shelley Berman, who played Larry’s father, Nat, on Curb Your Enthusiasm, died Friday from complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. He was 92.
A post on Berman’s official Facebook fan page announced his passing, adding, “He slipped away peacefully, in his sleep, with no pain, as far as his hospice care workers could tell.”
Berman was introduced as Curb‘s Nat in a Season 3 episode where Larry was incensed to learn his mother had died, but he hadn’t found out until days later. He reprised the role 12 more times over the following four seasons, earning an Emmy nomination for his part in Season 6’s “The Rat Dog” episode. His last Curb appearance aired in 2009; his only other on-camera TV work following that was a 2012 episode of Hawaii Five-0.
Previously, though, Berman’s TV resumé included roles on Boston Legal (where he played Judge Robert Sanders), CSI: NY, Pushing Daisies, Hannah Montana, Entourage, Grey’s Anatomy, Friends and L.A. Law.
According to the Facebook post, a public memorial for the actor will follow a private service for family and friends.