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George Segal 2021 The Goldbergs actor dies aged 87

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000

Segal, who was Oscar-nominated for 1966 black comedy-drama Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died on Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California

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Sonia Segal said: “ 

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The Goldbergs star George Segal has died at the age of 87, his wife said.

Segal, who was Oscar-nominated for 1966 black comedy-drama Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, died on Tuesday in Santa Rosa, California.

Sonia Segal said: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.”

Grateful.

😢 pic.twitter.com/wSWSmcEFxQ

— Wendi McLendon-Covey (@wendimclendonco) March 24, 2021

Since 2013 Segal, also an accomplished banjo player, had played Albert ‘Pops’ Solomon on TV comedy The Goldbergs.

He starred as magazine publisher Jack Gallo in the US sitcom Just Shoot Me from 1997 to 2003.

Segal’s portrayal of Nick in the Mike Nichols-directed Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? earned him a best supporting actor nomination at the Oscars.

His co-stars – Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Sandy Dennis – were also nominated, with both women winning.

Wendi McLendon-Covey, Segal’s The Goldbergs co-star, was among those to pay tribute online.

Alongside a picture of her with the late actor, she wrote: “Grateful.”

NOOOOOOO.

Oh my God he was such a sweetie.

And totally happy to dish with an annoying film nerd about CALIFORNIA SPLIT, BLUME IN LOVE, and everything.

RIP king.

https://t.co/t3ix3YuTxY

— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) March 24, 2021

Patton Oswalt, another star of the show, said: “NOOOOOOO.

Oh my God he was such a sweetie.

And totally happy to dish with an annoying film nerd about CALIFORNIA SPLIT, BLUME IN LOVE, and everything.

RIP king.”

The Goldbergs creator, Adam F Goldberg, described Segal as a “legend”.

Today we lost a legend.

It was a true honor being a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy.

By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops.

Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark.

I think these memories say it all… pic.twitter.com/D1aNZuT20e

— Adam F.

Goldberg (@adamfgoldberg) March 24, 2021

He said: “It was a true honour being a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy.

By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops.

Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark.”

Melissa Joan Hart, titular star of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, directed Segal in an episode of The Goldbergs.

In her tribute, she said: “Shocked and saddened to hear of #GeorgeSegal passing away!

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“From being on set of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a true gem and great man.

He will be missed!”

Segal’s manager, Abe Hoch, said: “I am saddened by the fact that my close friend and client of many years has passed away.  I will miss his warmth, humour, camaraderie and friendship.  He was a wonderful human.”

Segal, who often played genial, everyman characters, also starred in films Bye Bye Braverman, A Touch Of Class, The Hot Rock and Fun With Dick And Jane.

Segal was honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in 2017.

It is understood Segal’s last episode on The Goldbergs will be broadcast in early April.

A spokesman for ABC Entertainment said: “For eight years, George Segal made us laugh as Pops on The Goldbergs, but his legacy in the entertainment world spans decades.

“His talent has left an indelible mark and we’re grateful for the laughter and joy he has given us all.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his wife, Sonia, and his family during this difficult time.”

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 07:00:00 +0000

George Segal – who was best known for starring in 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' – has died aged 87 after complications following bypass surgery, his wife 

George Segal has died aged 87.

The actor – who was best known for his roles in ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’, ‘Look Who’s Talking’, and ‘The Goldbergs’ – passed away on Tuesday (23.03.21) morning due to complications following bypass surgery, his wife Sonia Segal has confirmed.

In a statement, Sonia said: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.”

George had spent the last eight years as a series regular as Albert “Pops” Solomon on ABC’s 1980s-set family comedy ‘The Goldbergs’, and the last episode he filmed before his passing is set to air on April 7, where the series is expected to pay tribute to the star.

The actor was also known for his role as magazine publisher Jack Gallo on NBC’s ‘Just Shoot Me!’, for which he earned two Golden Globe nominations, and as the titular Daedalus Patrick Murphy in the late-’80s ABC detective drama ‘Murphy’s Law’.

George’s role as Nick in Mike Nichols’ 1966 Edward Albee adaptation ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ earned him a Oscar nomination, and he also starred in movies such as ‘A Touch of Class’, ‘The Terminal Man’, ‘Fun with Dick and Jane’, and ‘The Longest Day’.

His last film role was in 2014’s ‘Elsa & Fred’.

Following the news of his passing, several stars have taken to social media to pay tribute including Morgan Fairchild, who starred with George in the 1984 television movie ‘The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood’.

She tweeted: “So sorry to hear of the passing of the wonderful George Segal! We did The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood together & I guested on Just Shoot Me.

One of a kind and always a joy! #RIPGeorge #RIPGeorgeSegal (sic)”

Whilst Melissa Joan Hart, who appeared in episodes of ‘Just Shoot Me!’ and ‘The Goldbergs’, wrote: “Shocked and saddened to hear of #GeorgeSegal passing away! From being on set of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a true gem and great man.

He will be missed! (sic)”

This article originally ran on celebretainment.com.

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– March 24, 2021
George Segal 2021 The Goldbergs actor dies aged 87

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