Ed Asner, one of TV’s most decorated actors, has died at the age of 91.
Over the weekend, his family took to Twitter to release an official statement that read, “We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.” The cause of death has not yet been revealed by the family.
Ed Asner, who famously starred as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, was also a titular character in the spin-off series, Lou Grant. He also appeared in many high-profile series including ER, The Good Wife and Cobra Kai. His many years in TV has had him earning two leading actor Emmys and a total of five nominations.
While his TV portfolio is extensive, Asner’s film resume should not be overlooked. He appeared in multiple fan favorites including comedy Christmas classic, Elf where he played Santa alongside Will Ferrell. Perhaps one of his most notable works is his role as Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s Up. His voice will also appear in the Up spin-off Dug Days which is set to launch on Disney+ on September 1.
We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) August 29, 2021