(UnitedHeadlines.com) – A man who’s been on the silver screen and television since the 1950s has played his final role. Edward Asner received an astonishing 300 film credits throughout his decades-long career. The beloved actor died at the age of 91.
Asner recently voiced the part of Carl Fredrickson in the Pixar movie “UP.” That character was a balloon salesman who tied thousands of balloons to his house and flew it to South America. Asner also played the role of Santa Claus in the Will Ferrell movie “Elf” in 2003.
Emmy-winner Ed Asner, best known for playing TV’s blustery boss Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died. He was 91. https://t.co/uotJ8yrZZa
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 29, 2021
The beloved silver screen staple also played Mr. Grant, the boss of Moore’s character, Mary Richards, on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” He maintained the same role for nearly five years on a spin-off show called “Lou Grant.”
Asner isn’t the only actor or actress from the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” to pass away in 2021. Gavin MacLeod passed away in May, while actress Cloris Leachman died in January. The only talent from the show still alive is Betty White. She turned 99 this year.
Asner’s children posted on the actor’s official Twitter that he died peacefully surrounded by people who loved him. Fans who loved and adored the father and actor will undoubtedly miss him alongside the people lucky enough to have worked with him behind the scenes.
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