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Seinfeld Actor Dead At 71

Actor and comedian Hiram Kasten has passed away at the age of 71.

Kasten, who was best known for his roles in “Seinfeld” and “Saved by the Bell,” died after having a long battle with prostate cancer.

The actor died in his wife Diana Kisiel Kastenbaum’s arms just hours after their 38th wedding anniversary.

Kasten died at his Batavia, New York, home.

Per The New York Post:

Actor Hiram Kasten, best known for his work on “Seinfeld,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “Saved by the Bell,” has died at age 71.

The New York native’s wife, Diana Kisiel Kastenbaum, announced his death in a Facebook post Sunday, revealing that the actor had been battling prostate cancer.

The actor died in his wife’s arms “only hours after their 38th wedding anniversary,” the post read.

In addition to cancer, Kasten had been battling Crohn’s disease for the past seven years. He died at his Batavia, New York, home.

While Kasten’s “health had taken a downturn and he no longer performed or actively pursued his career” beginning in 2017, “he only began to share the terminality of it all with his friends in the last six months,” the post read.

Per Fox News:

New York comedian Hiram Kasten has died at 71, Fox News Digital confirmed.

Kasten’s wife, Diana Kisiel Kastenbaum, first announced the passing of her husband on Facebook on Sunday. In the post, Diana wrote that her husband’s health took a turn in 2017 while battling prostate cancer and his lifelong Crohn’s disease.

“He is survived by his beloved wife, Diana Kisiel Kastenbaum of Batavia, New York, who loved and tenderly cared for him until the end,” the post read.


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