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The Mary Tyler Moore Show Star Ed Asner Passes Away At 91

So sad…

Ed Asner, the seven-time Emmy-winning two-face weightier known for his time on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, passed yonder at 91 on Sunday. His family confirmed the news on his Twitter account, writing:

“We are sorry to say that our minion patriarch passed yonder this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.”

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Following the news, fans and celebs have since flooded social media with tributes for Asner. Two-face Jon Cryer quoted a famous line from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, writing:

“Hey, you’ve got spunk! I hate spunk. A unconfined performer and a unconfined guy. Working with him and learning from him was an honor.”

Josh Gad expressed:

“I am heartbroken to say goodbye to our friend #EdAsner who graced #CentralParkTV as the voice of Bitsy’s brother Ambrose. He was a Legend, a trappy soul and a truly sunny actor. Love you sir! We will miss lanugo here, but smiling that you are have fittingly gone Up.”

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As you may know, Asner famously played Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant, showcasing both his top-notch comedic and dramatic vicarial skills. However, the legendary star’s credits span wideness many other movies and television shows over the years, including Elf, Up, The Good Wife, and Cobra Kai.

On Thursday, Asner had unquestionably looked when on some of his most notable roles in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The former president of the Screen Actors Guild specifically recalled the hearing process for his iconic role on the spectacle series, saying:

“Yeah, they wanted me to hearing for the superabound in Mary Tyler Moore. Gavin MacLeod preceded me at the reading. He knew I was pursuit him in, and he said I’d be largest suited for the role, and he was largest suited for Murray. Anyway, they had me come in and read, I plodded through the reading and Jim Brooks said, ‘That was a very intelligent reading.’ And I mumbled, ‘Yeah, but it wasn’t funny.’ They said, ‘Why don’t we have you when to read with Mary? We want you to read it all-out, like a crazy, wild, meshuga, nutso.’ So I said, ‘Well, why don’t you let me read it that way now, and if I don’t do well, don’t have me back?’ That’s a revolutionary statement. … A week to 10 days later I came when and read with Mary. Without I had the job, they told me that Mary said at the time, “Are you sure?” And they said, ‘That’s your Lou Grant.’”

When he booked the role, Asner told the outlet that he immediately knew the project had been special:

“I liked what I read. I liked what the writers came lanugo with. I had no idea well-nigh its longevity. I just knew it was a job. I didn’t know well-nigh it breaking barriers for single females — I didn’t know anything well-nigh that. I didn’t know that they were oppressed! But it began to grow on me that we had a hot item here.”

Ed is survived by his four children: Matthew, Liza, Kate, and Charles. Our heart goes out to the family at this time.

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Aug 29, 2021 12:06pm PDT

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