Television legend Ed Asner dead aged 91

ED ASNAR, the legendary American television actor has died ‘peacefully’ aged 91

Ed Asner, the legendary American actor, passed away this morning, Sunday, August 29, at the age of 91, as confirmed by his family, who announced that he died ‘peacefully’, surrounded by his family.

A statement from his family 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 leaves the legacy of being the most awarded male performer in Emmy history, winning seven prestigious Emmy Awards, becoming a household name when he starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show during the 1970s and early 1980s, before going on to star in the TV spin-off series, Lou Grant, on CBS, where Asner played the editor of the fictional Los Angeles Tribune daily newspaper, a show which was also a huge success, and won him five of his Emmy’s, running for 114 episodes over five seasons.

His other two Emmy’s came for his roles in two of the most significant television miniseries of the 1970s, winning Outstanding Lead Actor for a Single Performance in a TV series for ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’, and again in 1977, when he won Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a TV series, for ‘Roots’, while later in his career he featured as a voice-over artist in many productions, including credits the films ‘Elf’, and ‘Up’ for Pixar.

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