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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 04: Actor Ed Asner attends the 17th Annual Golden Trailer Awards held at Saban Theatre on May 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California.

Edward Asner, known as the grumpy but loveable newsman Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Lou Grant has died at 91, his publicist confirmed.

Charles Sherman, Asner’s publicist, told USA TODAY that he died early Sunday morning in his home surrounded by his family.

“We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully,” the tweet read from Asner’s official Twitter account. “Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head – Goodnight dad. We love you.”

He is a seven-time Emmy winner, five of which were won for playing Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and from his drama series spin-off Lou Grant. Per USA TODAY, Asner was the first actor to win Emmys for playing the same character in two different genres: comedy and drama. The other two Emmys were won from his roles in the historical-drama miniseries Roots and Rich Man, Poor Man.

After making a name for himself in some of television history’s most iconic roles, Asner moved onto the big screen in the 2003 Christmas classic Elf and later lending his voice to Pixar’s Up as Carl Fredericksen, the frugal but later loveable widower in 2009.

In more recent years he made his return to television starring in Netflix’s Dead to Me and, after reaching 90, he appeared in “Blue Bloods,” “Modern Family” and “Cobra Kai.”

Fans are mourning the loss of the legendary actor: