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George Segal 2021 has died aged 87

George Segal 2021  has died aged 87
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George Segal 2021 has died aged 87

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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 -0700

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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Tue, 23 Mar 2021 19:00:00 -0700

Actor George Segal, who starred in the television sitcoms “The Goldbergs” and “Just Shoot Me” and was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1966 movie, 

He was 87.

(Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press )

Actor George Segal, who starred in the television sitcoms “The Goldbergs” and “Just Shoot Me” and was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1966 movie, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday, his wife said.

He was 87.

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Segal’s wife, Sonia, announced the actor’s death, saying, “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.” Segal died in Santa Rosa, California, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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Segal’s movie career included roles in “Where’s Poppa?”, “The Owl and the Pussycat,” “A Touch of Class,” “California Split” and “Fun With Dick and Jane.”

A native of Great Neck, New York, Segal was known for his comedic role, but it was his dramatic role in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” that garnered him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor, Variety reported.

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…

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Elizabeth Taylor and Sandy Dennis won Academy Awards for their roles in the film.

Richard Burton also received a nomination.

More recently, Segal was known to television audiences for his role as magazine publisher Jack Gallo on “Just Shoot Me” from 1997 to 2003, and as Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs” since 2013, The Associated Press reported.

Segal also had roles on “Murphy’s Law” and “Take Five.”

George Segal, whose long career included playing Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs,” and garnering an Oscar nom for supporting actor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday.

He was 87.

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“I am saddened by the fact that my close friend and client of many years has passed away,” Segal’s longtime manager Abe Hoch, said in a statement.

“I will miss his warmth, humor, camaraderie and friendship.  He was a wonderful human.”

After being signed by Columbia Pictures, Segal had his first film role in “The Young Doctors,” Variety reported.

His first major film role was in “Ship of Fools,” and he also appeared in “King Rat,” the website reported.

Segal also starred in several acclaimed films for television, including “Of Mice and Men,” “Death of a Salesman” and “The Desperate Hours.”

He was 87.

(Kevork Djansezian/Associated Press )

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George Segal, Leading Man of Lighthearted Comedies, Dies at 87 https://t.co/W7lk2bEy1Y

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

George Segal, whose long career included playing Albert “Pops” Solomon on “The Goldbergs,” and garnering an Oscar nom for supporting actor for “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” died Tuesday.

He was 87.

https://t.co/4lH8TNy8Hz pic.twitter.com/1U8s8agv2J

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