The writer and producer suffered heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday (07Jun11).
A three-time Emmy Award winner, Stern started out writing on the The Jackie Gleason Show, where he came up with Honeymooners sketches, which spawned the popular series.
He went on to write 17 episodes of Get Smart and served as executive producer on the spy spoof, which starred Don Adams.
Stern also had a string of film screenplays under his belt, including Just You and Me, Kid and Target.
He is survived by his actress wife of 55 years, Gloria Stroock, a son and a daughter.