Acclaimed actor George Segal, best known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and ABC’s The Goldbergs has died due to complications from bypass surgery, his family announced on Wednesday. Segal was 87.
Segal’s wife confirmed the sad news in a statement: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.”
For the last eight years, Segal had been a series regular on ABC’s hit comedy series The Goldbergs. The last episode of the 1980s family comedy that he filmed before his death, Episode 16 of the show’s current eighth season, is set to air April 7. The series is expected to pay tribute to him on-air.
Segal received 5 Golden Globe nominations, an Academy Award nomination for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a BAFTA nomination, and received two Golden Globes.
Besides Woolf, he will best be remembered TV sitcom roles as magazine publisher Jack Gallo on NBC’s Just Shoot Me!, a role which earned him a Golden Globe nomination, and as Albert “Pops” Solomon on The Goldbergs.
Segal received 5 Golden Globe nominations, an Academy Award nomination, a BAFTA nomination, and received two Golden Globes
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