Hollywood’s most decorated veteran actor and multiple Emmy award-winner, Ed Asner breathed his last away due to old age. He was 91 when he passed away and had no major illness or complications. The family reported that the actor passed away in peace.
Asner won seven Emmy Awards, making him the most awarded male performer of all time. He was most popular for playing Lou Grant in "The Mary Tyler Moore Show". The official Twitter account for Asner announced his death on Sunday, on behalf of his family. They wrote: "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 message continued.
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
Asner also served as a former Screen Actors Guild president, he rose to prominence for playing Lou Grant in both The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The show was created by James L. Brooks and Allan Burns. It bagged more than 29 Emmys out of 67 nominations, while "Lou Grant" scored 13 Emmy Awards out of 56 nominations. Asner was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for his work on "Lou Grant" more than five times.
In the past two decades, the veteran actor gave a number of hit performances like Santa Clause in the Elf, as well as the voice of the elderly character in the movie Up. Among his other ventures was an appearance in an episode of CSI: NY and in 2011.
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