Hollywood legend Ed Asner has passed away at age 91. Asner’s death was confirmed by his family on his Twitter account Sunday morning in a statement which 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.”
Asner, a seven-time Emmy-winner, is the most decorated male performer in Emmys history; he received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001, and is also the winner of five Golden Globe Awards.
Asnwer was best known for playing Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as the TV series Lou Grant. He was also the former president of the Screen Actors Guild. His other notable works include Roots, Elf, Up, CSI: NY, The Good Wife, and Rich Man, Poor Man; recently, the actor appeared in guest roles on hit shows like Modern Family, Grace and Frankie, Dead to Me, and Cobra Kai.
Asner is survived by his four children: twins Matthew and Liza, daughter Kate, and son Charles.
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