Ed Asner, TV legend who won 7 Emmys, dies at age 91

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Courtesy of CBS News

August 29, 2021

Ed Asner, the burly and prolific character actor who became a star in middle age as the gruff but lovable newsman Lou Grant, first in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and later in the drama “Lou Grant,” died Sunday. He was 91.

Charles Sherman, of Charles Sherman Public Relations, confirmed Asner’s death to CBS News. A statement from Asner’s family on his Twitter account also confirmed his death.

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

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