George Segal dead: Much-loved star of The Goldbergs dies from 'surgery complications'

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George Segal dead: Much-loved star of The Goldbergs dies from 'surgery complications'
Hollywood actor George Segal, who was best known for starring in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Where’s Poppa? and The Goldbergs, has died, his wife Sonia confirmed on Tuesday 23 March. He was 87-years-old.
The star passed away in in Santa Rosa California after suffering complications during surgery.

His wife broke the sad news to fans, saying: “The family is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery.”

Abe Hoch, Segal’s former manager and friend, added: “I am saddened by the fact that my close friend and client of many years has passed away.

“I will miss his warmth, humor, camaraderie and friendship. He was a wonderful human.”

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“By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops. Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark. I think these memories say it all…”

He accompanied his post with some humorous yet tear-jerking photos of Segal’s career high points, including receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Fellow actress Wendi McLendon-Covey, who plays boisterous mum Beverly Goldberg, shared a heart-warming snap of her and her on-screen dad embracing, with the simple caption that read “grateful”, alongside a crying emoji.

His passing appeared to hit many others hard too, with fans sharign fond memories of their favourite shows and clips where the actor’s talent shone bright.

One wrote: “Chills are running through my body. I wish we celebrated lovely people more like you celebrate George. I’m certain the loss will be massive on set and in the cast and crews heart’s. George Segal, legend,” one said.

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