Weird Al Yankovski, the star of the TV series “I Am Legend” and “Parks and Recreation,” died Monday, his publicist confirmed.
Yankowski died at his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Pomona, according to the Associated Press.
The cause was heart failure, Yankovich said in a statement.
He was 86.
Yanks family issued a statement, saying, “He was the most talented entertainer I ever knew.
His life was full of joy and excitement.
His voice was a blessing to his fans and to the world.”
Yankovsky was the voice of the character, The Dude, in the TV show “I AM LEGEND” and starred in “Pantsuit,” which was nominated for a Peabody Award in 2007.
He also sang in “I Dream of Jeannie,” “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and several other films.
Yanking was a founding member of the Rock Band band, and he also performed on the rock band’s album “Blues for All.”
His music videos and concerts were among his biggest hits.
YANKOVSKI: ‘I’m not the biggest rock star’ actor ever…he was, like, the biggest, I guess, rock star, and you’re not supposed to be that big, are you?
I don’t have to be this guy, because I’m not that big.
I’m the best.
[I’m] not supposed like to be the guy who’s always on stage and has to be perfect.
[And] I just wanted to be a little bit more in touch with what people were feeling, what people wanted.
[That] made me a better actor.
YANKEYS: I am so proud of the show and my kids.
My son is really proud of me.
I want to be able to say to him, ‘Hey, I am the best.’
I have to do that every single day.
[If] I could just be in his shoes, I would say the same thing.
I feel really fortunate and happy for what I have.
[The] show and all my work has been amazing.
I think I did an amazing job of making the show the best it could be.
[Yankovich] was born in the Bronx, but grew up in Santa Monica, California, and his father was an actor.
He studied acting at USC before going on to star in “Funny Girl,” a comedy film about a female impersonator who impersonates a boy named Billy.
Yankedovich then went on to perform in movies such as “Bewitched” and the “American Psycho” films.
He won a Grammy Award in 1991 for his performance in the musical “Mulan.”