Ed Asner (aka “Lou Grant“) has passed at age 91. He was an excellent, no-bullshit actor and a proud liberal activist. I never spoke to him and I don’t even know someone who knew or dealt with him slightly, but Asner was a real-deal humanist-activist liberal, which is to say he almost certainly didn’t hold with the illiberal wokesters, and if he did hold with those monsters, please don’t tell me about it.

Condolences for friends, fans, colleagues, etc. Asner was a gifted adult actor — diligent, focused, thoughtful and smart as a whip all the way down the line. He lived a good, honorable life, and now he sleeps. His voice performance in Up was the fourth or fifth thing I thought of when I heard the news, if that.