NewsOne Nigeria reports that an American actor and musician who became popular in the 1960s and 1970s for playing both dramatic and comedic roles, George Segal is dead.
Cause Of George Segal Death: How Goldberg Star Died
George Segal died at the age of 87. George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” Sonia Segal said in a statement provided by Sony Television.
This online news platform understands that George Segal wife, Sonia Segal, confirmed the news in a statement: “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,” his manager and personal friend Abe Hock said in a statement. “I will miss his warmth, humor, camaraderie and friendship. He was a wonderful human.”
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
Before his death, George Segal appeared in numerous television series, and was currently starring in ABC’s “The Goldbergs” as Albert “Pops” Solomon.
Tributes pour in for George Segal
“We lost a legend,” the show’s creator, Adam F. Golberg, said in a tweet. “It was a true honor being a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy.”
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 💔💔 pic.twitter.com/fEZpQSUkBU
— Morgan Fairchild (@morgfair) March 24, 2021
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! https://t.co/1SvToqUEGH
— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) March 24, 2021
— Jennifer Tilly (@JenniferTilly) March 24, 2021
The Long Island, New York native was also known for his roles in “A Touch of Class,” “Just Shoot Me” and “Look Who’s Talking,” among others.
Late George Segal received an Oscar nomination for the 1966 drama “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”