Reba McEntire paid tribute to the late Ed Asner, joining much of the entertainment industry in remembering the icon.
On Monday, August 30, the country superstar shared a photo of her and the legendary actor on social media.
“Magic moments getting to film the ‘Somebody’s Chelsea’ music video with the one and only Ed Asner. Rest in peace, my friend,” she wrote.
The legendary actor appeared in her music video back in 2010. The video follows Reba McEntire boaring a plane. Asner tells her about he and his wife’s love story. As McEntire sings, we see him talking but not actually hearing what he says. The viewers then witness black and white footage of Asner as a young man with his wife, growing up and living their lives.
Reba McEntire sings about yearning to become someone’s”Chelsea” and is seen drinking wine all alone. By the end of the video, a man introduces himself to McEntire and they began talking.
McEntire co-wrote the song alongside Liz Henberger and Will Robinson. This was the fourth single off of her All the Woman I Am record. The song was inspired by the rom-com P.S. I Love You.
Ed Asner’s Passing
Ed Asner passed away on Sunday, August 29 at 91. Asner is survived by his four children (Matthew, Liza, Kate, and Charles). The actor became a household name after he played the role of Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spinoff Lou Grant. Furthermore, young fans will recognize him as the voice of Carl Fredrickson in Disney and Pixar’s UP!. He also appeared in Elf as Santa Clause. Most recently, he acted on Netflix’s Grace & Frankie and Cobra Kai.
Ed Asner has the distinction of being the most awarded male actor in Emmy history with seven awards. Five of those awards were for portraying the role of Lou. He was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2001.
Additionally, his family announced his passing via his Twitter account. He was 91.
“We are sorry to say that our beloved patriarch passed away this morning peacefully. Words cannot express the sadness we feel. With a kiss on your head- Goodnight dad. We love you,” the family tweeted.
Reba McEntire’s Upcoming Record
Reba McEntire’s REVIVED REMIXED REVISITED album will pay tribute to her illustrious career. Each section and disc of the record will have a unique take.
The first section, “revived,” will feature songs she performs at her concerts. For these versions, her touring band performed it live. Secondly, the “remixed” portion includes remixed versions of her most popular hits. Thirdly, her “revisited” disc will enlist the help of famed producer Dave Cobb. Each song will Dolly Parton will be joining Reba McEntire in a collaboration for a new version of the single,“Does He Love You.”