His widow, Shirley, told TMZ that Van Dyke, 86, died at their Arkansas ranch with her by his side, and that his health had been deteriorating since a auto accident over two years ago. Though an exact cause of death is unknown, the actor is said to have been involved in a auto accident two years ago from which he never truly recovered.
He started his career he performing at military bases around the world before transitioning to the screen.
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Van Dyke made his acting debut on his older brother's show, The Dick Van Dyke Show and was a regular on "The Judy Garland Show". Coach Luther Van Dam with Craig T Nelson. Van Dyke's work on the show earned him four Emmy nominations for supporting actor. (1963), "Angel in My Pocket" (1969) and his final film, "Moon Ring" (2010). He also had major roles on "Yes, Dear" and most recently, "The Middle".
Van Dyke is survived by his wife Shirley and two children.