Who was Ed Asner and how did he die?

HOLLYWOOD actor Ed Asner passed away on August 29, 2021.

Asner was best known for starring as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Ed Asner was a Hollywood actor and screenwriterCredit: Getty

Who was Ed Asner and how did he die?

Ed Asner was an American actor, screenwriter, and a president of the Screen Actors Guild.

The 91-year-old was the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven, of which five were for portraying Lou Grant.

He went on to reprise the role in the spinoff series, which was titled after his character Lou Grant and aired from 1977 to 1982.

Asner also starred in El Dorado, Elf, Working Class, The Glades, and Briarpatch.

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Asner was best known for starring as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show

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Asner was best known for starring as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore ShowCredit: Getty

The actor passed away in the morning while surrounded by his family, according to Deadline.

His cause of death is unknown.

Asner’s loved ones shared the news with his fans, writing on his personal Twitter account: “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.”

Was Ed Asner married?

Asner was married two times throughout his life.

He married Nancy Sykes in 1959, later divorcing in 1988.

The couple had twins Matthew and Liza, and Kate Asner.

In 1987, he had a fourth child named Charles with a woman named  Carol Jean Vogelman.

After his divorce from Sykes, Asner got engaged to producer Cindy Gilmore in 1991.

They married seven years later.

Gilmore filed for a legal separation in 2007 but the pair were not officially divorced until Asner filed the paperwork in 2015.

What was Ed Asner’s net worth?

Asner was estimated to be worth $10million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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