Ed Asner, Voice of Carl Fredricksen in Disney Pixar’s ‘Up,’ Dies at 91

According to multiple reports, TV and film actor Ed Asner has died at 91. According to his family, he passed Sunday, August 29, 2021, surrounded by loved ones. Asner is known for his voice role in Disney Pixar’s “Up.” Asner voiced Carl Fredricksen, a 78-year-old looking for, and finding, adventure.

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Asner is best known for playing Lou Grant on both “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “Lou Grant.” Asner won five Emmy Awards for the role. In all, Asner was awarded seven Emmy trophies.

In addition to his television success, Asner also appeared in numerous films, most notably playing Santa Claus in the Will Ferrell hit “Elf.”

Asner was previously married to Nancy Lou Sykes from 1959 to 1988. The couple had three children: Kate and twins Matthew and Liza.

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