Rob shared with Vanity Fair how excited he was to take on the role with his father. “I don’t know if you know this, but in the last one, my father’s going to play the grandfather and I’m going to play the grandson," he told the magazine just days before Carl's death.
The Dick Van Dyke Show creator died on June 29 at the age of 98 of natural causes, at his home in Beverly Hills.
Rob confirmed his father's death on Twitter, writing, "Last night my dad passed away. As I write this my heart is hurting. He was my guiding light."
With a vibrant career that spanned more than 60 years, the energetic Carl directed dozens of films and TV shows, and made friends in fellow Hollywood legends and co-stars like Mel Brooks, Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke, and Betty White.