Segal died at the age of 87 on Tuesday in California, reported the Hollywood magazine “Deadline”. He died “of complications from heart bypass surgery,” his wife Sonia told the magazine.
Born in a small town in upstate New York, Segal made his film debut in the early 1960s. His breakthrough came with “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Alongside greats like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. For his supporting role in the strip, he was nominated for an Oscar in 1967.
By 2010 he starred in more than fifty films and received – in addition to his Oscar nomination – the 1974 Golden Globe for best actor in the comedy “Man, you’re class”.
George Segal was also known for his numerous television roles. Since 2013 he played the grandfather in the comedy series “The Goldbergs”.