Ed Asner: Emmy-winning Actor Who Became Known For Leading Voice Role In Pixar Film Up Dies Aged 91 - Lightboxgoodman

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Actor Ed Asner, the veteran Emmy Award winner who became known for his leading voice role in Pixar film Up, has died aged 91.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter account, his children said: "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."
Asner was hired to play Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show back in 1970 and was a mainstay of the show for seven seasons, winning three best supporting actor Emmys.
He reprised the role for five years in a drama series which shared the character's name, with two best actor gongs, before claiming yet more Emmys for his roles in the miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots.
Asner had more than 300 acting credits during his prestigious career, but will be best known to younger audiences for Up and Will Ferrell's family favourite Christmas film Elf, in which he played Santa Claus.
In Up, Ellie and Carl love story definitely makes us cry a lot, then we realize we have to appreciate our partner so much more and never take them for granted.
Come 2009, Asner felt his career had begun to suffer from a lack of interesting roles available to him.

He told the Associated Press: "I never get enough work. It's the history of my career.

"There just isn't anything to turn down, let me put it that way.

"I'd say most people are probably in that same boat, old people, and it's a shame."

But he came to embrace the fame he found among younger audiences through Up - his Twitter icon had long been a picture of his character, Carl Fredricksen, by the time he passed away.
"No one is too old to live an adventure"
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