Born on November 15, 1929, American actor Eddie Asner died on August 29, 2021. The Screen Actors Guild elected him as its president. In the 1970s and 1980s, he was one of the few actors to appear on television, and he became famous for his role as Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off, Lou Grant.
Asner currently holds the record for the most Primetime Emmy Awards won by a male performer with seven. Five of the awards came for his work as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff, Lou Grant, where he won three times as a supporting actor and twice as a lead.
Two more Emmys, this time for Outstanding Single Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Television Series, came his way for his work in the TV miniseries Rich Man, Poor Man (1976) and Roots (1977). More information regarding Ed Asner’s passing can be found below.
ED Asner Cause Of Death
According to The Hollywood Reporter, on Sunday, August 29, 2021, Ed Asner, best known for his role as Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” passed away. His publicist has verified that Asner died of natural causes, with his family by his side.
His family broke the news to him via his Twitter: “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.”
Here is the tweet posted by his family:
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
Asner’s big break came when he was cast as the grumpy but likable newsman Lou Grant on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” This was after he served in the U.S. Army’s Signal Corps in the 1950s.
Following the cancellation of the original series, he reprised his role in the spinoff drama “Lou Grant” (CNN). Seven of the actor’s eight Emmy Awards were for his work as Lou Grant. His efforts on 1976’s “Rich Man, Poor Man” and 1977’s “Roots” earned him the other two.
Other notable roles of Asner’s career include his time as Santa Claus in the movie “Elf,” starring Will Ferrell, and as the voice of Carl Fredricksen, the grumpy but kindhearted widower in Disney’s “Up.”
What Does It Mean To Die From Natural Causes?
The death of Ed Asner was ruled an accident. This is a major killer, especially among the older population. According to CNN, when a death certificate lists “natural” as the cause of death, all possible external factors have been ruled out. Death was not the result of suicide, murder, or an accident.
Some illnesses are attributed to “natural causes” because they disproportionately affect the elderly. The list includes Alzheimer’s, cancer, and heart disease. When someone passes away, the death certificate will “almost always include more details about specifically how the body failed,” even if the cause of death was natural.
In the same way that a judge considers all of the evidence in a case, a doctor will do the same when investigating a death. The method of death is not necessarily indicative of these underlying reasons. In the case of heart attack-related mortality, for instance, the immediate cause of death could be a tear in the heart wall.
However, the person’s heart illness may have been the underlying cause of the heart attack itself and the subsequent death. According to these criteria, the vast majority of deaths occur naturally.
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