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Tributes pour in for Goldbergs star George Segal right after dying age 87

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ributes have been flooding in for George Segal, the Oscar-nominated American actor and star of sitcom The Goldbergs, who has died at the age of 87. 

Sonia Segal stated: “The family members is devastated to announce that this morning George Segal handed absent thanks to troubles from bypass surgical procedure.”

Since 2013 Segal, also an accomplished banjo participant, experienced performed Albert ‘Pops’ Solomon on Television comedy The Goldbergs.

He starred as journal publisher Jack Gallo in the US sitcom Just Shoot Me from 1997 to 2003.

Segal’s portrayal of Nick in the Mike Nichols-directed Who’s Scared Of Virginia Woolf? attained him a best supporting actor nomination at the Oscars.

His co-stars – Richard Burton, Elizabeth Taylor and Sandy Dennis – have been also nominated, with both equally women of all ages profitable. Wendi McLendon-Covey, Segal’s The Goldbergs co-star, was between those to pay out tribute on the net.

Segal with the rest of the solid of The Goldbergs

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Alongside a photo of her with the late actor, she wrote: “Grateful.”

Patton Oswalt, one more star of the present, claimed: “NOOOOOOO. Oh my God he was these kinds of a sweetie. And completely content to dish with an bothersome film nerd about CALIFORNIA Break up, BLUME IN Really like, and anything. RIP king.”

The Goldbergs creator, Adam F Goldberg, explained Segal as a “legend”.

He mentioned: “It was a accurate honour becoming a little element of George Segal’s astounding legacy. By pure fate, I ended up casting the excellent particular person to perform Pops. Just like my grandfather, George was a kid at coronary heart with a magical spark.”

Melissa Joan Hart, titular star of Sabrina The Teenage Witch, directed Segal in an episode of The Goldbergs.

In her tribute, she reported: “Shocked and saddened to listen to of #GeorgeSegal passing absent!“

“From currently being on established of #JustShootMe to directing him on #Goldbergs, he was a genuine gem and fantastic gentleman. He will be missed!”

Segal’s supervisor, Abe Hoch, claimed: “I am saddened by the reality that my shut buddy and shopper of several decades has handed away. I will miss his heat, humour, camaraderie and friendship. He was a excellent human.”

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srael has unleashed new air strikes on Gaza, hitting two high-rise buildings believed to be housing militants, as Hamas and other armed groups bombarded southern Israel with hundreds of rockets.

The conflict escalated relentlessly throughout the day, and Israel vowed that its strikes would only increase.

The latest exchange of fire was sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem.

Since sundown on Monday, 26 Palestinians – including nine children and a woman – were killed in Gaza, most by air strikes, Gaza health officials said.

The Israeli military said at least 16 of the dead were militants. During the same period, Gaza militants fired hundreds of rockets towards Israel, killing two Israeli civilians and wounding 10 others.

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned in the evening that more was coming.

He said after meeting with senior defence officials that Israel would “increase even more the strength of the strikes and also the rate of the strikes” against Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants in the Gaza Strip.

“Hamas will receive blows now that it didn’t expect,” he said in a statement.

In a further sign of rising tensions, Israel signalled it is widening its military campaign.

The military said it is sending troop reinforcements to the Gaza border and the defence minister ordered the mobilisation of 5,000 reserve soldiers.

Even as the two sides ramped up tensions, officials said Egypt was working on brokering a ceasefire.

The overnight rockets and air strikes were preceded by hours of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces, including confrontations at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, a sacred site to both Jews and Muslims.

The current violence, like previous rounds, including the last intifada, or uprising, has been fuelled by conflicting claims over Jerusalem, which is at the emotional core of the sides’ long conflict.

In a sign of widening unrest, hundreds of residents of Arab communities across Israel staged overnight demonstrations, denouncing the recent actions of Israeli security forces against Palestinians.

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