His wife said that George Sehgal, a lively actor with a career spanning over six decades, died at the age of 87.
“The family is devastated to announce that George Segal passed away this morning,” Sonia Segal said in a statement to Sony Television.
Sehgal was a native of Long Island, New York and his performance is credited to “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”. In 1966, for which he received a 1973 Oscar nomination and “A Touch of Class”.
By the 1970s, he often played lead roles in films such as “The Duchess and the Dirtywater Fox”, and “Fun with Dick and Jane”. In the 90s, Segal became better known for television roles, including a bit of fashion magazine owner Jack Gallo’s “Just Shoot Me!” Included.
In 2013, producer Adam F. Goldberg cast Sehgal as Albert “Pops”, the father of a Jewish family, in his semi-autobiographical series “The Goldbergs”, Solomon.
Goldberg said Tuesday Twitter to say the “pure luck, I cast the perfect person to play the Pops .” “Like my grandfather, George was a heartbreaker with a magical spark.”
His agent, Abe Hoch, described Segal as his close friend and customer.
In a statement with Sony, he said, “I will miss his warmth, humor, ludicrousness and friendship. He was a wonderful person.”
Cian Federico O’Marchu of CNN contributed to this report.