I have been a long time fan of George Segal. Primarily since the 90’s when he was on a show called “Just Shoot Me”. He was that perfect goofy, lovable and yet still respectable older man.
Now with the success of The Goldbergs he had revitalized his career 15 years after it went dormant. He posted his condolences to Twitter (below) but for now please read this notice from his wife Sonia.
“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” Sonia Segal said in a statement to entertainment outlets Variety and Deadline Hollywood.
He also earned an Academy Award nomination as best supporting actor in the harrowing, marital drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” with Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.
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