ABC The Goldbergs aired an original episode tonight, dedicated to series star George Segal who died yesterday in Santa Rosa, Calif. of complications from bypass surgery. He was 87 years old.
The new episode, which featured Segal, ended with an In Memoriam card that included Segal’s photo as his Goldbergs character and its year of birth and year of death (1934-2021). You can see it below.
For the past eight years, Segal was a regular ABC family comedy series in the 1980s, playing Albert “Pops” Solomon, Beverly’s laid-back widower (Wendi McLendon-Covey) and a WWII veteran. global. The last episode he filmed before his death, Episode 16 of the show’s current eighth season, is scheduled to air on April 7. It’s unclear if her character’s death will be tackled this season as The Goldbergs is shooting his season finale this week. It has yet to be renewed for season 9.
“On behalf of everyone at The Goldbergs we are devastated by the loss of our dear friend, George, ”the cast and crew said in a statement yesterday. “He was kind, kind, more talented and funny. George was the very epitome of the class and he touched all of our lives so deeply. It has been an honor and a privilege to have him as a colleague and friend all these years. This is no surprise to all of us who knew him so well that he is a true national treasure. He will be missed by all. POPS, your banjo playing and your infectious laughter will be missed. Rest in peace.”