‘The Goldbergs’ Remember the Late George Segal at End of Latest Episode
Actor George Segal , who passed away March 23, was given a lovely tribute by ABC’s The Goldbergs, the show in which he played Albert “Pops” Solomon. The March 24 original episode, “Love Triangle,” ended with an in memoriam for the beloved star:
Thank you for everything, Pops. pic.twitter.com/XxvUBcgC6H
— The Goldbergs (@TheGoldbergsABC) March 25, 2021
Segal played the role of Beverly Goldberg (Wendi McLendon-Covey)’s dad. The 1980s-set sitcom is based on the life of creator and former showrunner Adam Goldberg, and also stars Jeff Garlin and Sean Giambrone.
The veteran actor — who also starred as fashion magazine publisher Jack Gallo in the sitcom Just Shoot Me (1997 to 2003) — had been suffering from heart problems. “The family is devastated to announce … George Segal passed away due to complications from bypass surgery,” his wife Sonia Segal said in a statement.
Earlier on March 24, the show had posted their condolences:
— The Goldbergs (@TheGoldbergsABC) March 24, 2021
Other stars have taken to social media to talk about the comedic and dramatic actor, who first made a splash in the ’60s and ’70s in numerous feature films including Fun With Dick and Jane and A Touch Of Class. He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 1966.