George Segal, who was a staple on ABC’s The Goldbergs, has sadly passed away at the age of 87.
The longtime actor’s wife, Sonia, confirmed the sad news of his death, due to complications from bypass surgery.
“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” she shared in a statement via Deadline.
George starred as Albert “Pop” Solomon on the long running ABC series, and was also known for Just Shoot Me, as well as many of his movies, including Fun with Dick and Jane, Look Who’s Talking, and A Touch of Class.
He was nominated for an Oscar in 1967 for his role in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?.
Adam F. Goldberg, the creator of The Goldbergs, paid tribute to George on social media after hearing of his death.
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
Melissa Joan Hart, who was a director on the show, also shared her condolences.