Within the wake of Ed Asner’s demise on Sunday, Hollywood figures took to social media to pay tribute to the seven-time Emmy-winner who charmed audiences together with his roles in The Mary Tyler Moore Present and Up. He was 91.
Actor Josh Gad wrote on Twitter, “I’m heartbroken to say goodbye to our buddy #EdAsner who graced #CentralParkTV because the voice of Bitsy’s brother Ambrose. He was a Legend, a gorgeous soul and a really good actor. Love you sir! We’ll miss down right here, however smiling that you’re have fittingly gone Up.”
Cobra Kai showrunner Josh Heald reflected on having Asner on the sequence as Johnny Lawrence’s childhood buddy Sid. “Attending to work with @TheOnlyEdAsner on @CobraKaiSeries made a surreal expertise even deeper. What a humorousness on that man. He was a Day 1 Cobra Kai for all times. We’ll dearly miss our Sid.”
Yvette Nicole Brown shared a narrative of Niecy Nash’s about Asner on Twitter. “I’ll at all times keep in mind the story @NiecyNash instructed of his kindness to her when she was simply beginning out & how he then got here to her #WalkOfFame Ceremony a long time later.”
Katie Couric took to Instagram to pay tribute to Asner, writing “RIP Ed Asner, eternally Lou Grant to me. Thanks for the laughs and for a lifetime of intelligence and integrity.”
Keith Olbermann wrote of Asner on Twitter, “We’ve misplaced one of many nice people. Ed Asner went from the over-the-top comedy of MTM, to taking the SAME character and making him the centerpiece of an underrated drama of “Lou Grant.” I met him, the place else, at a charity occasion. His life was charity.”
Rosanna Arquette paid respects to Asner on Twitter, writing “what a really good and honorable human you have been,” and thanked him for his service to the Display Actors Guild. Asner served two phrases as president from 1981-85, and sparred usually with Charlton Heston, a famous conservative who preceded him as head of the guild. He obtained the SAG Life Achievement Award in 2002.
Asner obtained three of his file seven Emmy Awards (in 1971, ’72 and ’75) for enjoying the producer of the WJM-TV night information on CBS’ The Mary Tyler Moore Present, then reeled in two extra trophies (1978, ’80) after his out-of-work character was employed as metropolis editor of the Los Angeles Tribune newspaper on CBS’ Lou Grant. Asner additionally obtained Emmys for his performances on two famend ABC miniseries: 1976’s Wealthy Man, Poor Man, wherein he performed an embittered German immigrant, and 1977’s Roots, as the ocean captain who introduced Kunta Kinte to America.
He then attracted a brand new era of followers when he voiced Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old widower who ties hundreds of balloons to his home to satisfy a dream of seeing South America, within the Oscar finest image nominee Up (2009).
Learn extra tributes to Asner under.
Beloved Ed Asner. RIP
— marc maron (@marcmaron) August 29, 2021
Thanks, Ed Asner, for a lifetime of nice work.
— Harry Shearer (@theharryshearer) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner was a high quality man and a terrific actor. He was powerful within the ways in which rely and suffered no fools. I acted with him simply as soon as and knew how fortunate I used to be to take action. A hero. Relaxation in peace, Ed.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) August 29, 2021
— Al Jean (@AlJean) August 29, 2021
RIP Ed Asner, 91.
What an actor. Beloved him as Lou Grant. pic.twitter.com/elBnK1iBXw
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner, a complete mensch. RIP, pricey man.
— Brent Spiner (@BrentSpiner) August 29, 2021
Had the privilege of locking eyes with #EdAsner on Studio 60 and it meant rather a lot to me as a result of I grew up loving him and he was a kind of uncommon actors who simply shot straight. He couldn’t assist it. Relaxation In Peace, sir. Properly accomplished.
— Bradley Whitford (@BradleyWhitford) August 29, 2021
Oh this hurts. 💔💔💔💔💔🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹 Relaxation In Peace Ed.
Not solely an iconic award successful actor however a humanitarian and somebody who I labored carefully with to help #Autism households. Simply crushing. #EdAsner pic.twitter.com/9wUwYZxQkJ
— Holly Robinson Peete 💃🏾♍️ (@hollyrpeete) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner was an American treasure. Nobody may seize that quintessential gruff kindness the best way he may. Deeply saddened by his passing. https://t.co/53yMfCoh6L
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) August 29, 2021
So sorry to study of Ed Asner’s passing. I grew up watching Ed as Lou Grant, liked him because the voice of Carl Fredrickson in #Up and thought he was the perfect Santa the display has ever seen in #Elf#RIPEdAsner https://t.co/MipAAd9zij
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 29, 2021
Ed Asner, who gained seven Emmy awards together with 5 for the unforgettable function of Lou Grant, has handed away. He was an enormous on the display, and a philanthropist, too. A person of true coronary heart and expertise. He might be missed.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) August 29, 2021
Deeply unhappy re the passing of fantastic actor & former SAG president, Ed Asner.
We’ll miss his charming, pretend-gruff presence in any respect our board conferences and occasions.
He was an concerned and passionate union stalwart his complete profession & a deeply fantastic human#RIPEdAsner pic.twitter.com/tXyuQUwc9b
— Lisa Ann #VoteNoOnRecallCA Walter (@LisaAnnWalter) August 29, 2021
Heartbroken to need to say goodbye to legend and buddy Ed Asner. He was at all times so form to me and introduced a lot pleasure to this world. Sending like to @masner, family and friends. 💔 https://t.co/l4yDtLf7Hz
— Randy Rainbow (@RandyRainbow) August 29, 2021