"[He was] never at a loss for words and filled with so much fun and wonderfully whacky thoughts and behavior", wrote Buchwald in a statement.
Thomas would frequently share "The Lone Ranger" story, describing a odd encounter with fellow actor Clayton Moore who played the masked cowboy in the western series. He also hosted "The Jay Thomas Show" on Sirius XM.
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Two independent directors - Jeffery S Lehman and John Etchemendy - also resigned from the Infosys board with immediate effect. All outstanding equity awards that are unvested will terminate on the date of separation, the company said.
As for films, he had roles in Mr. Holland's Opus, Dragonfly, The Santa Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3.
Thomas played Eddie LeBac, the former-hockey-player husband of barmaid Carla on "Cheers".
On "Late Night with David Letterman", he and the host would try to knock a meatball off the top of a Christmas tree with footballs.
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The gunman is said to be a disgruntled ex-employee of the diner in a tourist area of Charleston , the city's mayor told Fox News. Andrew Locke, another salon employee, said the situation was nerve-wracking, especially in trying to take care of customers.
Born in Kermit, Texas, and raised in New Orleans, Thomas started his career as a radio DJ for stations in NY and Los Angeles. The role netted him a pair of Emmy Awards for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series.
He is survived by his wife, Sally, and sons Sam, Max and J.T.
As of late, he visitor featured on a few scenes of Ray Donovan, and facilitated a week by week radio show, The Jay Thomas Show, on SiriusXM.
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The company did not say how many jobs would be affected by the new Kmart closings, but Sears announced 400 layoffs in June. The retailer has also opened new, smaller and more tightly focused concept stores that sell mattresses and appliances.