“We are saddened to learn of the death of the legendary ‘The Man Standing’,” NBC said in a statement.
“The actor played a leading role in the franchise, including in the original ‘Man of Steel.’
His passing comes as a great loss to all of our family, friends, and colleagues at NBCUniversal.”
A source with knowledge of the incident told the Associated Press that the actor had suffered a heart attack in a hotel room in California.
A spokesperson for Paramount said the actor was undergoing treatment.
He had been set to return to the film in mid-November.
The Muppett’s last series was ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ in 2004, which ended in a six-episode finale in 2010. “
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of ‘The Mad Men’ creator Matthew Weiner and his family at this difficult time.”
The Muppett’s last series was ‘The Bob Newhart Show’ in 2004, which ended in a six-episode finale in 2010.
The Muppet Show creator and director also directed ‘The Christmas Carol,’ ‘The Little Mermaid,’ and ‘The Lion King.’
In addition, he is the founder of the Muppeteers Foundation.
He also directed several episodes of the Disney animated show ‘Frozen’ and directed the 2015 remake of ‘Dumbo.’
In 2018, Weiner also directed a ‘Sci Fi: Mystery Files’ episode.
Weiner is survived by his wife, Barbara (Nate Doss); son, Robert; daughter, Amy; stepdaughter, Stephanie; son-in-law, Kevin; stepson, Brian; brother, John; sister, Jill; brother-in to wife, Sarah; and granddaughter, Marge.
He was born in Brooklyn, New York.
He is survived in the family by his sister-in, Amy Weiner.
He wrote the script for ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,’ and other series, and directed many episodes.
He co-created and wrote the NBC sitcom ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ and a comedy series for NBC called ‘Roots.’
He was a writer-producer on several of NBC’s hits including ‘Happy Days,’ ‘Will & Grace,’ and several other shows including ‘Chicago Hope,’ ‘Cops,’ and the ‘Chicago Fire.’
Weiner has been married to longtime girlfriend, actress Sarah L. Glynn since 2003.
She was a longtime companion on ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’
They have two children together: Lulu, now 3, and twins, Luke and Olivia.
He died at his home in Santa Clarita, California, where he lived with his wife and four children.
In addition to ‘The Daily Show,’ Weiner was the executive producer on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ which was based on the hit sitcom ‘Downton Abbey.’