The Voicing Lead In The Pixar Film “Up” Ed Asner Died At The Age Of 91


Ed Asner is best known for a lot of roles including Lou Grant on both “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff “Lou Grant.”

The actor’s family confirmed his death through his official Twitter account Sunday morning, “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.”

Hollywood stars promptly pay their recognitions for the Emmy-winning entertainer including William “Billy” Zabka who played as his child in the hit Netflix Series, “Cobra Kai.”

“Devastated to hear this news. What a legend. What a beautiful human and special friend. I learned so much from him. My love and deepest condolences to the Asner family #RIP Dear Ed @TheOnlyEdAsner 💔 🙌🏼,” he composed.

Mark Hamill also paid his tribute He had the chance to work with the entertainer on The Mary Tyler Moore show. “A great man…a great actor… a great life. Thank you Mr. Asner. #RIP 💔,” the Star Wars actor wrote.

His passing gotten tremendous measures of recognition for his kindred celebrities as well – including, Eric Stonestreet who got engaged recently, Michael Moore who shared with regards to their first association, Michael McKean who got the work with the entertainer too on Snowden’s Christmas, and a lot more on the rundown.

Asner began his acting profession in theater and aided discovered the Playwrights Theater Company in Chicago. He made his TV debut in 1957 on anthology Studio One and moved to Hollywood in 1961 to begin his acclaimed career in television and film.

According to Variety’s report, Asner is the fourth major actor from “Mary Tyler Moore” to die this year after Gavin MacLeod, who played news writer Murray Slaughter for the series’ whole run, passed on in May at 90 years old.

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Cloris Leachman, who played Richards’ companion and landowner Phyllis Lindstrom, kicked the bucket in January at 94, that very month we had witnessed the passing of Allan Burns, Brooks’ co-creator, and longtime writing partner, at age 85. Moore died in 2017 at age 80.

Reactions to Ed Asner's Passing

RIP Ed Asner. He was in a film shot in my house. #EdAsner #EdAsnerRIP

I read an excerpt from an interview with Ed Asner. He was asked if it bothered him that after such a long career he was most remembered for a cartoon. His answer was beautiful & eloquent (duh) but I was so confused. The Boondocks wasn’t THAT popular. I just now remembered Up!

I’m really sad to hear Ed Asner died but honestly I also feel like this is the 5th time he’s died?

#EdAsner didn't just talk the talk, he walked the walk, often times when it wasn't the acceptable thing to do. He'll be missed for many reasons well beyond his indelible acting footprint.

The opening 5 "married life" minutes of "Up" will haunt me forever, the most beautiful, captivating, gentle heart-wrenching, devastating storytelling RIP Ed Asner

#RIP #EdAsner Another great voice for Palestine lost. Rest in Power Ed, and thank you. ✊🇵🇸😧 #SaveSheikhJarrah #SaveSilwan #SaveBeita #BDS #SaveBeitUmmar #SaveGaza #ApartheidIsrael #FreePalestine #EndTheOccupation #OngoingNakba #SanctionIsraelNow #IStandWithPalestine

Sad to hear of Ed Asner's death. Loved him in Lou Grant, and hadn't realised he was Santa in #Elf, or the voice of Carl in #Up.

"He's Up There with Ellie Now" Today, we lost actor Ed Asner at the age of 91. As an animation fanatic, I'll always remember him as Carl Fredricksen from Pixar's 2009 film, Up. May he rest peacefully, knowing that he's reunited with Ellie. #RIPEdAsner

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