Ed Asner, TV legend who won 7 Emmys, dies at 91

Ed Asner, the longtime TV icon who holds the record for most Primetime Emmys earned by a male actor, died on Sunday, his publicist said. He was 91.

Charles Sherman, of Charles Sherman Public Relations, confirmed Asner’s death to CBS News. A statement from Asner’s family on his Twitter account also confirmed his death.

“We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel,” the tweet said. “With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you.”

15th Annual Movies For Grownups Awards - Arrivals
Ed Asner attends the 15th annual Movies For Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, California. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic via Getty Images

Luis Giraldo contributed reporting. This is a developing story and will be updated.