Oscar-nominated actor George Segal dies at 87

George Segal, Oscar-nominated actor, died on March 23 in California due to complications from bypass surgery. He was 87.

George Segal died on March 23.

George Segal died on March 23.

George Segal, the Oscar-nominated actor whose acting credits range from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? to The Goldbergs, died on Tuesday, March 23 in Santa Rosa, California. The 87-year-old passed away due to complications from bypass surgery. His wife, Sonia Segal confirmed the news.

VETERAN ACTOR GEORGE SEGAL PASSES AWAY

George Segal’s wife Sonia Segal issued a statement announcing her husband’s death. “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” she stated.

GEORGE SEGAL’S GLORIOUS CAREER

Hailing from Great Neck, New York, George Segal received an Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Nick in 1966’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The film was headlined by Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

For the past eight years, George Segal had been a regular on ABC’s comedy series set in the 1980s titled The Goldbergs. The last episode he filmed before his death was Episode 16 of the show’s current eighth season. It is set to air on April 7 and the series is expected to pay a tribute to the actor. George is also known for his TV sitcom role Just Shoot Me!, which earned him two Golden Globe nominations.

The actor’s expansive list of films include King Rat, The Terminal Man, The Black Bird, Fun with Dick and Jane, Russian Roulette, Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, All’s Fair, Time of Darkness, among others.

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Updated: March 24, 2021 — 4:58 am

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