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Ed Asner of ‘Lou Grant’ and ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’, dies

29 August 2021

Seven-time Emmy-winning actor Ed Asner, who starred as tough-talking TV newsroom head Lou Grant on the long-running sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show and the spin-off drama Lou Grant has died, aged 91.

His publicist confirmed that he died on Sunday (29th August) surrounded by family. Asner’s official Twitter account posted a message from his family, saying “Goodnight dad. We love you.”

Asner also won Emmys for his work on the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots.

Within the film and TV industry, he was respected for his activism on liberal causes that were close to his heart and for his service as Screen Actors Guild (SAG) president from 1981 to 1985.