Ed Asner, the multi-Emmy Award winner famously known for being the voice of Carl Fredricksen in Pixar’s beloved film, UP, has passed away at 91 years old as CNN confers.
In a beautiful tweet from the Twitter account representing Mr. Asner, the news broke softly.
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
Although he was widely known for bringing Carl Fredricksen to life, Asner had a lengthy and successful Hollywood career before landing the leading Pixar role. Older crowds might remember Asner as Lou Grant in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 70s, for which he won three best supporting actor Emmys.
He would go on to remix the role for five years forward in a drama series, where he garnered two best actor gongs.
Adding to his collection of gold, Asner would also bag another Emmy for his role in Rich Man Poor Man and Roots.
Fans of Asner wrote loving notes of appreciation to his family via Twitter. As one user (@DDSyrdal) put it gently, “been watching him for so long, he felt like part of all our families.”