Hollywood lost a legend yesterday in the form of George Segal, as the veteran actor of TV and film died at the age of 87. The actor sadly passed away due to complications from bypass surgery. Segal amassed quite a following over the years and was admired by so many of his peers. With this, various stars like Ben Stiller and David Spade are now paying tribute to him after his passing.
Like many others, Ben Stiller grew up watching and enjoying George Segal’s work. In a sweet Twitter post, Stiller reflected on Segal’s legacy and named his favorite of the late actor’s films:
David Spade had the privilege of working closely with George Segal for a number of years. For seven seasons, the two were co-stars on the NBC sitcom Just Shoot Me!. The two were frequent scene partners, as Spade’s Dennis Finch was (intensely) loyal to Segal’s Jack Gallo. After hearing of his former co-star’s passing, Spade posted a sweet photo with a brief caption:
The legendary Morgan Fairchild also had the opportunity to work with George Segal on more than one occasion. Taking to social media, she posted a throwback photo from their time working on The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood:
Although George Segal was a jack of all trades when it came to his abilities as an actor, many knew him for his comedic prowess. Comedian Bob Saget was one of the select few who grew up with Segal’s work and had the opportunity to work with him, and he recalled his experiences with Segal in a loving post:
Frozen alum Josh Gad had the privilege of working with George Segal as well, as the two played father and son in Love & Other Drugs. Gad fondly remembered their time working together and the cool moments they got to share off camera:
George Segal may have been known for a plethora of roles but, over the past eight years, he’s been fondly known by TV viewers for his role as Albert “Pops” Solomon on ABC’s The Goldbergs. Wendi McLendon-Covey, his on-screen daughter on the '80s-set, posted a sentimental caption and photo in honor of her TV dad:
The impact of George Segal’s body of work is more than evident through these beautiful posts. In a career that spanned over sixty years, the actor delivered stellar performances and became known for his signature “everyman” roles. This work earned him significant recognition including an Academy Award nomination and two Golden Globe wins.
It’s truly moving to see the love so many are expressing for George Segal and his work. The late actor contributed so much to television and film, and his work will certainly live on for generations to come.
We here at CinemaBlend continue to extend our thoughts and condolences to the loved ones of George Segal at this time.