LOS ANGELES — Actor David Lander, greatest identified for taking part in Squiggy on the 1970s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died on the age of 73, leisure information shops together with Selection, TMZ, and The Hollywood Reporter reported. Lander made up half of the duo alongside Michael McKean’s “Lenny” on the favored ABC comedy
On Saturday, McKean tweeted an image of himself and Lander as younger males.
Lander battled a number of sclerosis for a lot of his life. His spouse stated it was a decades-long battle. He died Friday in Los Angeles, surrounded by her, his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy Fields Lander stated in an e mail Saturday to The Related Press.
“It was very peaceable,” Lander stated. “He had a tricky battle with MS for 37 years and he persevered like nobody I’ve ever seen, and it taught me an important deal in regards to the vital issues of life.”
Lander had a longtime comedic partnership with McKean, whom he met at Carnegie Mellon College. Collectively they created the characters of Lenny and Squiggy that they’d play on the present, which ran from 1976 to 1983.
Lenny and Squiggy — or Lenny Kosnowski and Andrew “Squiggy” Squiggman — have been pals and upstairs neighbors of Laverne DeFazio (Penny Marshall) and Shirley Feeney (Cindy Williams), bottle-cappers in 1950s Milwaukee.
Lander is survived by his spouse and a daughter, Natalie Lander.
The Related Press contributed.