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.”
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
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.
Making my 1st film, Roger & Me, I was broke so I wrote to some famous people to ask for help. Only one responded: Ed Asner. “I don’t know you, kid, but here’s 500 bucks” said the note attached to the check. “Sounds like it’ll be a great film. I was an autoworker once.” R.I.P. Ed pic.twitter.com/AuGCNlyNnC— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner was a fine man and a great actor. He was tough in the ways that count and suffered no fools. I acted with him just once and knew how lucky I was to do so. A hero. Rest in peace, Ed.— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner, who won seven Emmy awards including five for the unforgettable role of Lou Grant, has passed away. He was a giant on the screen, and a philanthropist, too. A man of true heart and talent. He will be missed.— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 29, 2021
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.
Reactions to Ed Asner's Passing
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!— Susan Burke (@ThatSusanBurke) August 30, 2021
I’m really sad to hear Ed Asner died but honestly I also feel like this is the 5th time he’s died?— aly thee stallion (@omgimaly) August 30, 2021
#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 https://t.co/7G25ppLRBp— Ruthαnαsıα #Palestine #BDS #UniteAgainstZionism ✊✌ (@Ruthanasia) August 30, 2021
"He's Up There with Ellie Now"— Isaac Vargas (with Pteropine Charlotte) (@AnimationFan15) August 30, 2021
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 pic.twitter.com/fpx4RRHH5P
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