Ed Asner Passes Away at 91, But Legacy Will Live on as Late Actor Has 7 Projects Already Completed

by Jon D. B.

Ed Asner’s phenomenal 7-decade-spanning career will continue on after his passing Sunday, with at least 7 projects already in post-production or completed.

On Sunday, August 29, the world would say goodbye to screen legend Ed Asner.

From The Mary Tyler Moore Show to Elf, Up, and Cobra-Kai, Ed Asner would touch hearts and bring smiles to billions over the course of seven decades. But even the most remarkable of lives must come to an end. He died peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by family, at age 91.

Indeed, Ed Asner has left us after a truly special life. His career, however, is far from over. In fact, the late icon has no less than seven projects ready or nearly ready to go. And even this number pales in comparison to the whopping 12 projects Asner was cast in for the future. While those roles may need to be recast, the work he’d already completed ensures we have plenty more from the beloved Ed heading our way. Let’s take a look at the latter.

According to his IMDb credits, Ed Asner will appear in the following projects:

Perhaps the most exciting amongst these (at least for this Outsider and lifelong Ed Asner fan) is Sean Conant’s complete story of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. The documentary has an all-star cast, with Sam Elliott and Neal McDonough alongside Asner as only the tip of the iceberg.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – NOVEMBER 03: (L – R) Marilou York and actors Ed Asner and Mark Hamill attends Asner’s 90th Birthday Party and Celebrity Roast at The Roosevelt Hotel on November 03, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

And these seven projects were only to be the beginning of the next decade for the late actor. As his IMDb industry credits show, Asner had at least a dozen more projects lined up and ready to go. Those are:

It is unclear at this time, however, which of these projects will need to be recast.

But no matter what, who, or how they are – Ed Asner will always be irreplaceable.