Actor Ed Asner has died, according to a representative.
Asner is well-remembered for playing newsman Lou Grant on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ before starring in the character’s eponymous spin-off series.
More recently, he played Santa Claus in the 2003 Christmas classic ‘Elf’ and the lead character in Pixar’s 2009 film ‘Up’.
He was 91.
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.
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) August 29, 2021
Photo courtesy of Ed Asner on Twitter