Actor George Segal, best known for starring in the US sitcom ‘The Goldbergs’, has died at the age of 87.
His wife Sonia Segal said:
“The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.”
The actor has played Albert ‘Pops’ Solomon on TV comedy The Goldbergs since 2013.
Also an accomplished banjo player, he starred as magazine publisher Jack Gallo in the US sitcom Just Shoot Me from 1997 to 2003.
Segal’s portrayal of Nick in the Mike Nichols-directed Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf? earned him a best supporting actor nomination at the Oscars.
His co-stars – Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor, and Sandy Dennis – were also nominated, with both women winning.