Rest in Peace, Comedy/Drama Icon George Segal: 1934-2021

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Comedy legend George Segal has passed away at the age of 87, it was announced by his family on Monday evening.

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

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

Segal’s career spanned decades and most recently included an acclaimed spot on ABC’s The Goldbergs as Albert “Pops” Solomon.

The show’s social media channels sent a heartfelt message regarding his death:

Variety‘s look back on Segal’s life and career summarizes his top achievements (including an Academy Award nomination for 1967’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in great detail:

In Nichols’ 1967 Edward Albee adaptation “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?,” Segal played a college professor who gets caught up in an evening of psychological mindgames with Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor. The film was nominated for 13 Oscars, including Segal’s for supporting actor, and won five.

Segal appeared in all eight seasons of ABC sitcom “The Goldbergs” as the grandfather of the clan based on creator Adam F. Goldberg’s family.

The genial actor was a staple of films of the late 1960s and ’70s such as “Bye Bye Braverman,” “A Touch of Class,” “The Hot Rock” and “Fun With Dick and Jane.” Other notable credits during this period included the romantic comedy “The Owl and the Pussycat,” in which he co-starred with Barbra Streisand, “Loving,” “Who Is Killing the  Great Chefs of Europe?” “The Terminal Man” and “The Black Bird.”

May George Segal rest in peace.


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