Oscar-nominated actor George Segal dies aged 87 1 month ago

Oscar-nominated actor George Segal dies aged 87

The seasoned Hollywood veteran died after complications following heart surgery,

Legendary actor George Segal has died aged 87. He starred in hit films such as Killing 'em Softly, Look Who's Talking Now, Just Shoot Me! and countless other projects on the big and small screen.

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Even if you can't quite place his films off the top of your head, he's a face almost everyone will recognise from somewhere. He wasn't just a seasoned veteran, however; Segal was nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1967, while he also won two Golden Globes and a number of other awards for stage acting.

The news was announced in a statement by his wife, Sonia, who said: "The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery."

To younger audiences, he might be most recognisable as Pops in the TV show, The Goldbergs, but arguably his most notable role was in the aforementioned Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, a black comedy that began on stage and was adapted into a film. The performance secured him critical acclaim along with his wider popularity.

He appeared in over 40 movies, over 50 TV shows and nine stage productions. To say he had an illustrious career would be putting it mildly.

Rest in peace, George.