Upon hearing the sad news that Oscar-nominated actor George Segal — who most recently stole scenes as family patriarch Pops on ABC's "The Goldbergs" — had died from complications of bypass surgery at 87 on March 23, 2021, Hollywood friends and colleagues took to social media to mourn the funny, warm and talented actor whose career spanned six decades. Keep reading to see what everyone had to say about George…
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"My heart is broken. I lost a dear friend. Working with George was an honor and some of the happiest moments of my life. What a sweet & wonderful man. He was my confidant & teacher. When he smiled it changed my day. I wish everyone could have met him. Prayers are with the family." –Sean Giambrone, Adam on "The Goldbergs"
"Didn't know the last time I saw you would be the last time I'd see you." –Wendi McLendon-Covey, Beverly on "The Goldbergs"
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"So sorry to hear about George Segal's passing. We had such fun making Owl and the Pussycat. May he Rest In Peace…" –Barbra Streisand
"My personal favorite George Segal movie is 'The Hot Rock'. What a career. What a nice man, what an iconic cool funny 70's movie star. #RIP" –Ben Stiller
"So sad to hear or #georgesegal passing. I loved working with him on #CarolineintheCity and directed him recently on @TheGoldbergsABC he was class talent and a gift to us all #rip friend." –Lea Thompson
"So sad about the loss of George Segal. I grew up loving his films, from 'Where's Poppa?' to Sidney Lumet's 'Bye Bye Braverman,' to 'The Hot Rock.' I got to work with him several times. This was last year at lunch. My deep sympathies to his family and friends." –Bob Saget
"Rough news. Legendary #ripgeorge" –David Spade
"RIP Jolly #GeorgeSegal. Met this legend on @TheGoldbergsABC. Was honored to speak for him the day he got his [star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame]. Told story about how my Mom was a big fan – so much so that my jealous Dad once snapped 'If you love GeorgeSegal so much why don't you f*** him, Grace?' Farewell Pops." –Kevin Smith
"Today we lost a legend. It was a true honor being a small part of George Segal's amazing legacy. By pure fate, I ended up casting the perfect person to play Pops. Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at heart with a magical spark. I think these memories say it all…" –Adam F. Goldberg, creator of "The Goldbergs"
"The world lost an incredible person today. Love you with all my heart George. I am just grateful that you knew my name. Rest in Paradise Legend. ❤️" –Troy Gentile, Barry on "The Goldbergs"
"So beyond sad and heartbroken to say goodbye to my film dad, the late, great #GeorgeSegal – I was so starstruck on set. To my surprise he not only let me ask him about all of his incredible experiences but indulged me in stories I could have never possibly imagined. RIP" –Josh Gad, who co-starred with George in "Love & Other Drugs"
"To me, George Segal was invincible so I'm having a hard time believing that he is really gone. He was an absolute light that illuminated every room he walked into. His laugh was utterly infectious and so rewarding if you were the one who got him to do it. He had the most beautiful stories that always ended in a perfect punch line. He showed me what it really means to be an actor. What it takes. I am devastated that I won't get to hear him laugh again. My love and prayers go out to his family." –Hayley Orrantia, Erica on "The Goldbergs"
"Dearest George Segal, thank you for the chance to play your daughter in 'It's My Party.' You were just the best and so lovely to me. My love to your wife and family. RIP dear, sweet George." –Marlee Matlin
"Shocked and saddened to hear of #GeorgeSegal passing away! From being on set of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a true gem and great man. He will be missed!" –Melissa Joan Hart
"You will be greatly greatly missed George. Going to sleep with a heavy heart tonight. May you Rest In Peace. We love you Pops." –AJ Michalka, Lainey Lewis on "The Goldbergs"
"Aw! Rip #GeorgeSegal. I used to play poker with him at Norby Walters weekly game. Just a great vibrant man with a wonderfully dry sense of humor." –Jennifer Tilly
"NOOOOOOO. Oh my God he was such a sweetie. And totally happy to dish with an annoying film nerd about CALIFORNIA SPLIT, BLUME IN LOVE, and everything. RIP king." –Patton Oswalt, who voices adult Adam, the narrator on "The Goldbergs"
"George Segal has gone now. A career that kept going for 50+ because he loved it and he was great at it. RIP" –Michael McKean
"My friend, who had an amazing and wonderful life. And who luckily wasn't a terrific poker player. RIP #georgesegal, godspeed." –Willie Garson
"The best. Good bye George. We love you. Thank you. #RIPGeorgeSegal #GeorgeSegal" –Cedric Yarbrough, Vic on "The Goldbergs"
"Rest In Peace ❤️" –Kenny Ridwan, who plays Dave Kim on "The Goldbergs"
"So sorry to hear of the passing of the wonderful George Segal! We did The Zany Adventures of Robin Hood together & I guested on Just Shoot Me. One of a kind and always a joy! #RIPGeorge #RIPGeorgeSegal" –Morgan Fairchild
"George Segal in Where's Poppa was one of the biggest laughs I have ever had in a movie. He was a great actor. Too many of these type of posts lately. RIP George!" –Ed Asner
"Rest In Peace, George Segal, a movie star who commanded our attention while still seeming like one of us. I loved so many of his films: California Split, The Hot Rock, Blume in Love, A Touch of Class, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." –James Gunn
"I loved George Segal. RIP." –Billy Eichner
"George Segal was a wonderful actor and a lovely, charming, funny man. Thanks for all you left us, sir. #RIPGeorgeSegal" –Jason Alexander
"Dang it… this guy was one of THE ALL TIME MENSCHES… sweetheart through and through…. & a really fun poker buddy to boot. Rest In Peace George. #georgesegal" –Katherine LaNasa