RIP Ed Asner: Hollywood Icon Dies At 91
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Legendary TV actor Ed Asner passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at the age of 91, as confirmed by his family on Twitter:

Asner is best known as irritable TV news director Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. He won three back-to-back Emmy Awards for the role in 1971-1973.

He reprised his role on the spinoff Lou Grant, winning him two more Emmys for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.

Asner picked up more Emmys for roles in Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man, making him the actor with the most Emmys won, with his total of seven.

His four children and grandchildren survive him.

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