The Goldbergs paid tribute to late star George Segal} on Wednesday night time’s episode. Since 2013, Segal has been starring as Albert “Pops” Solomon on the hit comedy collection, and his demise was particularly arduous on the present’s solid and crew. Thursday’s present was devoted to Segal and included an In Memoriam video card that includes his 12 months of start and 12 months of demise. You may check out it beneath.
“On behalf of everyone at The Goldbergs we are devastated at the loss of our dear friend, George,” the present’s solid and crew stated in a press release. “He was kind, sweet, beyond talented and funny. George was the true epitome of class and he touched all of our lives so deeply. It was an honor and a privilege to have him as a colleague and friend all of these years. It is no surprise to any of us that knew him so well that he is a true national treasure. He will be missed by all. POPS, we will miss your banjo playing and your infectious laugh. Rest in peace.”
This adopted a earlier tweet from The Goldbergs on Twitter that learn: “For eight years, George Segal made us laugh as Pops on The Goldbergs, but his legacy in the entertainment world spans decades. His talent has left an indelible mark and we’re grateful for the laughter and joy he has given us all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his wife, Sonia, and his family during this difficult time.”
Wendi McLendon-Covey, who co-starred with George Segal on The Goldbergs, additionally paid tribute after his demise, posting a photograph of themselves along with the caption, “Grateful.”
“Today we lost a legend,” collection creator Adam F. Goldberg additionally stated the day of Segal’s passing. “It was a true honor being a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy. 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…”
“My heart is broken. I lost a dear friend,” additionally writes Sean Giambrone, who performs Adam on The Goldbergs. “Working with George was an honor and some of the happiest moments of my life. What a sweet & wonderful man. He was my confidant & teacher. When he smiled it changed my day. I wish everyone could have met him. Prayers are with the family.”
Barry Goldberg actor Troy Gentile added: “Love you George Your humor, your laughter, your aura, your professionalism, your smile, your work ethic, your HEART, everything about you was special. I knew whenever I was around you I was in the presence of not only an amazing actor but an amazing human being. You are forever.”
Melissa Joan Hart, who appeared on The Goldbergs and directed Segal in an episode, additionally wrote: “Shocked and saddened to hear of #GeorgeSegal passing away! From being on set of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a true gem and great man. He will be missed!”
Segal’s final episode filmed earlier than his demise, the sixteenth episode of season 8, will air on April 7. It is not but clear if The Goldbergs crew might be writing Pops out of the present, or if his demise might be addressed this season. This week, the solid and crew might be capturing the finale for season 8, and the way forward for the present continues to be unsure because it hasn’t but been renewed for season 9. Relaxation in peace, George Segal.