American actor Ed Asner passed away on Sunday, August 29, in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. The cause of death was not disclosed.
“We regret to say that our beloved Patriarch passed away peacefully this morning. Words cannot express the sadness we feel,” the family wrote on social media.
Ed Asner achieved great popularity for his role as editor of Lou Grant on the sitcom “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” which aired between 1970 and 1977. The success was such that the actor starred in the second part of the series, “Lou Grant,” which turned out to be a comedy. To the drama and included five seasons between 1977 and 1982.
Carl Fredricksen was also an icon in his autobiography, decades later, the protagonist of Pixar’s “Up – Altamente” (2009), which gave him the voice. The character will return, once again with her voice, in “Dug Days,” a spin-off that debuted in 2021 on the Disney+ streaming platform.
In recent years, Asner has continued to appear in series such as “Grace and Frankie”, “Dead to Me” or “Cobra Kai”, having played dozens of roles on small and large screens over eight decades. He has also recently appeared as a guest on “MacGyver”, “Doom Patrol” or “A Very Modern Family”.
Born in Kansas City in 1929, Asner began his career in the theater and made his television debut in the 1950s, winning seven Emmy Awards, is the most award-winning actor in television award history, and chairs the Actors Guild of America (SAG). ) from 1981 to 1985.
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