Ed Asner Dies at 91

Ed Asner, known to one generation for his work on Mary Tyler Moore and another for being the lead voice on Pixar’s Up!, has died at the age of 91.

It is sad, of course, to read of his passing, particularly given that Asner was almost certainly not a Christian, but that is the case for a great many notable deaths over the past few years.

What is interesting, however, is that Asner is one of a few Hollywood names that Michael “Mikey” Weinstein has paraded in press releases in support of his organization. Along with supporting the MRFF, Asner – who was described as “devoutly and defiantly liberal” today in USA Today – also found it hard to believe that al Qaeda could have been responsible for the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

While Asner didn’t say much publicly, he participated in MRFF fundraisers and likened Weinstein to a modern-day Martin Luther King, Jr., in a book blurb.

Weinstein has a history of eulogizing his famous supporters, and we’ll likely see a statement to that effect soon.


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