Emmy-Winning Actor Ed Asner of ‘Elf’, ‘up’ Dies at 91

  • Actor Ed Asner died at age 91 on Sunday, August 29.
  • Asner has won seven Emmy Awards, making him the most awarded male performer of all time.
  • Asner was known for his beloved role as Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff.

Ed Asner, the iconic actor who starred as Lou Grant in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died. He was 91.

The official Twitter account for Asner announced his death on Sunday, writing: “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.

Asner, who served as a former Screen Actors Guild president, rose to prominence for playing Lou Grant in both “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spinoff, “The Lou Grant Show.”

Asner also played Santa Clause in the 2003 film “Elf” alongside Will Ferrell and voiced Carl Fredricksen in the Disney movie “Up.”

Asner has won seven Emmy Awards, making him the most awarded male performer in the show’s history. He also received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001.

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