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Death of actor Ben Stiller's mum

Actress and comedian Anne Meara, mother of Ben Stiller, has died. She was 85.

Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and Ben Stiller say she died on Saturday. No other details were provided.

The Stiller family released a statement describing Jerry Stiller as Meara's "husband and partner in life".

"The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," it said.

The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on The Ed Sullivan Show and other programmes in the 1960s.