Mr Van Dyke died on Friday at his Arkansas ranch, his wife has revealed. According to reports , he never fully recovered from a “horrible car accident” which happened two and a half years ago and left him “injured very badly”.I don't have to worry about people saying, 'Jeez, he's getting old.'"His TV son from the sitcom 'Yes, Dear' actor Mike O'Malley was among those who led tributes Jerry on Twitter.Mr O'Malley said: "Jerry Van Dyke played my Dad on 'Yes, Dear' for six seasons. One episode our father and son duo got into a fist fight with Hall of Famers @Johnny Bench_5, Ernie Banks and Frank Robinson. "Following the news, other Twitter users paid tribute to the late comedian.The Illinois native sat down with The Huffington Post to discuss everything from the worst moments in his personal life and career to why his May/December marriage is the best thing that could have happened to him after he lost his partner of 33 years. Most actors would be thrilled to have five to 10 good years in their careers. I think it's because I could just never make up my mind what I wanted to be. The first year into "The Dick Van Dyke Show," did you know you had something special? He did a pilot as Rob Petrie and the network didn't like him. She's a great cook, and the age difference hasn't been a problem at all. She's very, very wise for her age so I'm just having the time of my life. When you fell in love, did you both know it at the same time? The worst day of my life happened just after my wife and I got married in 1948. I got back to the house, and all of our clothing and belongings were out on the highway. I had to borrow some money, and we checked into a little old hotel that had a hot plate in it, and I had to fry hamburgers on that little burner. We got on as the opening act and just failed miserably, and they gave us $30 apiece and fired us. three guys who are about 40 and me, and we just started singing for fun. We ended up at the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D. singing for President [Obama] a couple of years ago. I tell people my motives [for exercising] have changed.
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