Wednesday’s Goldbergs said a touching farewell to OG actor George Segal, who died of bypass surgery on March 23rd.
Although Segal’s last episode was relatively uneventful for his character Albert « Pops » Solomon The half hour ended with the following heartfelt tribute.
On Twitter, Segal’s Goldbergs daughter Wendi McLendon-Covey stated that Pops’ absence will be on-screen next fall, provided the sitcom is renewed. “We would NEVER replace George as Pops. When we get a ninth season, we’ll take care of it, ”wrote McLendon-Covey.
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Series creator Adam F. Goldberg (who no longer serves as a showrunner) added, « Fans are asking what’s planned for Pops. Although my posts and stories haven’t been used this season, I know the way To address this loss is to use my real world experience of losing my grandpa to honor George and my Pops. Hope I’m welcome S9! «
After Segal’s death at the age of 87 Goldbergs tweeted: “Today we lost a legend. It was a real honor to be a small part of George Segal’s amazing legacy. By sheer fate, I cast the perfect person to play Pops. Like my grandfather, George was a kid with a magical spark at heart. “
Segal was also best known for starring in NBC’s Just Shoot Me, where he portrayed magazine owner and publisher Jack Gallo for seven seasons. Segal received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in « Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? » From 1966.
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