Ed Asner, an activist, philanthropist, and iconic actor, passed suddenly on August 29, 2021, at 91, although the circumstances surrounding his passing remain murky. The star deserves a place in heaven.
Official sources, including Deadline, confirmed that Ed Asner, who played Lou Grant, passed away at home with his family.
Asner, a former president of the Screen Actors Guild, became famous for his portrayal as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off series Lou Grant in the 1970s and 1980s. As a result, he joined a select group of TV performers who have played the same character in both comedic and dramatic contexts.
Ed Asner Cause of Death
As stated in the official Ed Asner Twitter account, his family said, “We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully.” The post also added, “Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head – Goodnight dad. We love you.”
Publicist Charles Sherman told the Hollywood Reporter that Asner passed away of natural causes in Tarzana.
There were rumors about the circumstances of his death, but it was never established. According to reports, Asner’s death was attributed to cardiac arrest.
Reactions to the Death of Ed Asner
The news of a celebrity’s death is always tragic, but fans are resilient, and their heroes continue to inspire them long after they’ve passed away.
Many of Ed Asner’s friends and followers took to social media shortly following confirmation of the awful news to pay heartfelt tributes:
A fan wrote, “I wanna be a fly on a cloud listening to Charlie Watts & Ed Asner’s conversations. Assuredly scintillating.”
I wanna be a fly on a cloud listening to Charlie Watts & Ed Asner's conversations. Assuredly scintillating. pic.twitter.com/vV7mLv3TRk
— Valerie (@Valfab1) August 29, 2021
Another said, “Man, I can’t believe they’re all gone. RIP Ed Asner, who has now joined the rest of the newsroom. That means Betty White is once again the last woman standing.”
Someone tweeted, “RIP Ed Asner. Loved your work in Up, the DCAU, Gargoyles, Cobra Kai etc. You will be missed.”
RIP Ed Asner. Loved your work in Up, the DCAU, Gargoyles, Cobra Kai etc. You will be missed. https://t.co/EcRofbEwii
— UR A MESHI (@MantisTB) August 29, 2021
Someone announced, “This is such sad news to report. I enjoyed his work. RIP Ed Asner. Ed Asner, the actor who twice had the role of a lifetime as newsman Lou Grant, dies at 91.
Another penned, “Very sad to hear that Ed Asner passed away. We had a lot of fun with him at back in 2015. His film and television characters will live on forever. Rest In Peace.”
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