Obituary of Ed Asner

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Ed Asner

Mr. Ed Asner (born November 15th, 1929 as "Eddie Asner") died peacefully at his home on August 29th, 2021 with his family at hand. His cause of death was rumored to be old age. He was 91 years old when he passed on.

Eddie is survived by his ex wife Cindy Gilmore, his children, sons Matthew Asner, Charles Asner, daughters Liza Asner and Kate Asner as well as his pet puppy, Piper. He was predeceased by his parents, Lizzie Asner and Morris David Asner.

Professionally, Eddie was a TV Actor who was best known for his role as the gruff TV producer, Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" with Mary Tyler Moore and its spinoff series, "Lou Grant".

When he was not working as a TV Actor, Eddie was known for his love of reading fiction and he would spend hours most afternoons engrossed in a book. Mr. Asner (also known as Yitzhak Edward Asner) also spent ages visiting with his older sister most weeks when he was able to spare a bunch of hours. Ever since he was a boy in Kansas City, many remember Eddie as a caring person with wonderful magic tricks that shocked everyone. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a heartfelt donation to the Heart Foundation in Eddie's honor.

A wake was scheduled for at the church in Kansas City. The service will commence at 2PM with a reception to follow hosted by his older sister at the graveside where refreshments will be served. All are welcome to the visitation to be held at church at noon.



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Ed Asner Biography Wiki:

    • Is He Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Asner, Eddie
    • Common Name: Ed Asner
    • Gender: Male
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: he/him
    • Birthplace: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
    • Birth Date: November 15, 1929
    • Age: 91 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Yitzhak Edward Asner, Edward Asner, Mr. Grant, Eddie, Lou
    • Occupation: TV Actor

    • Religion: Jewish
    • Nationality: American
    • Favorite Food: Snickers
    • Favorite Color: Green (See all his faves at Hot-Forum)

    Eddie's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Edward Asner
    • Father: Morris David Asner (1877-1957)
    • Mother: Lizzie Asner (née Seliger) (1885–January 16, 1967)
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Cindy Gilmore (married 2 August 1998-divorced 2007)
      • Nancy Sykes (married 23 March 1959-divorced 1988)
    • Son(s):
      • Matthew Asner (twin, son)
      • Charles Asner (born 1987, with Carol Jean Vogelman)
    • Daughter(s):
      • Liza Asner (twin, daughter)
      • Kate Asner
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Death Notice:

  • Date: August 29, 2021
  • Place: Los Angeles, California, U.S.
  • Cause of Death: Natural causes (Old age)

Category Tags:

TV ActorAmerican Born on November 15th Born in 1929 Born in MissouriDied in 2021Died from Natural causes

Eddie's Notable Roles:

  • El Dorado (1966)
  • Elf (2003)

Quotable Quotes:

"It's not the will to win that matters.everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters."

"That woman was a real pain in my neck. "

"Some stories have to be written because no one would believe the absurdity of it all."

"[on making the transition from the comedy Mary Tyler Moore (1970) to its dramatic spin-off series Lou Grant (1977)] We were really worried about changing over from a three-camera, half-hour comedy to a one-camera, full-hour drama. The audience wasn't ready for the switch--even CBS billed us in their promos as a comedy. In fact, the whole thing was impossible. But we didn't know that. (IMDB)"

Is Mr. Eddie Asner still alive? According to our unconfirmed records, he has passed away.

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Related Links:

Ed Asner @ Wikipedia
Ed Asner @ IMDB

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