Entertainment TV Ed Asner, 7-Time Emmy-Winning Actor and Hollywood Legend, Dead at 91 "We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel," wrote his family in a statement By JD Knapp JD Knapp Instagram Twitter Senior Weekend Editor, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on August 29, 2021 02:13 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Hollywood legend Ed Asner has died. He was 91. The seven-time Emmy-winning actor's death was confirmed by his family on his Twitter account Sunday morning. "We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you," read the statement. He died of natural causes due to his old age at his home in Tarzana, California, PEOPLE confirms. Celebrities Who've Died in 2021 Asner was best known for playing Lou Grant on both The Mary Tyler Moore Show as well as Lou Grant, proving his comedic and dramatic acting chops. He was also the former president of the Screen Actors Guild. Asner is the most decorated male performer in Emmys history and received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001. He is also the recipient of five Golden Globe Awards and earned his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1992. CBS Photo Archive/Getty His other notable works include Roots, Elf, Up, CSI: NY, The Good Wife, and Rich Man, Poor Man, to name a few. More recently, the Kansas City native was seen in guest roles on hit shows like Modern Family, Grace and Frankie, Dead to Me, and Cobra Kai. For more on Ed Asner and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. Asner is survived by his four children: twins Matthew and Liza, daughter Kate, and son Charles.