Michael McKean recently shared a touching memorial tribute to his late Lenny & Squiggy partner David Lander. He showcased a print photo of Lander and a vase of flowers set outdoors in the sunlight. He had been at a belated memorial service for Lander, which takes place months after his passing.
“Some memorial services are funnier than others. Thanks for the laughs, pally,” McKean simply writes. McKean and Lander created the iconic characters Lenny and Squiggy when they were still in college at Carnegie Mellon University. Their characters made it all the way to TV on shows like Laverne & Shirley. Lander sadly passed away in December 2020 from complications of multiple sclerosis.
Michael McKean honors his late partner
Some memorial services are funnier than others. Thanks for the laughs, pally. pic.twitter.com/mWGFl9rMpf
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) June 20, 2021
Lander was 73 years old when he died and is survived by his wife, Kathy Fields Lander. McKean released a public statement following the news of his partner’s death, saying, “He was as funny as he always was until the end… He was the funniest man I ever knew.”