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Edward Asner in Heads

Edward Asner (1929 - )

A.K.A. Ed Asner

Film Deaths[]

  • The Satan Bug (1965) [Veretti]: Shot in the stomach when he tries to run away, after being corned by police.
  • JFK (1991) [Guy Bannister]: Dies of a heart attack (off-screen); we learn of his death afterwards in a conversation between Kevin Costner and Jack Lemmon. (Thanks to Robert)
  • Hard Rain (1998) [Uncle Charlie]: Killed by Morgan Freeman's thugs during an armored car robbery, he dies in his nephew (Christian Slater)'s arms with his body later seen floating in the flood when Morgan finds him. (Thanks to Michael)

TV Deaths[]

  • The Invaders: The Miracle (1968) [Harry Ferguson]: During a fight with two aliens, the pipe from a gas bottle to a hot plate in Ed's back room is disconnected and when Roy Thinnes shoots one of the aliens his ashes ignite the gas. They flee the room but Ed goes back for his money only for the gas bottle to explode and kill him in the fire/explosion. (Thanks to Brian)
  • The Life and Assassination of the Kingfish (Every Man a King) (1977 TV) [Huey P. Long]: Shot to death by Carl Weiss (no actor listed) in front of the Louisiana State Capitol. (I haven't seen this, but I'm familiar with the historic facts.)
  • Heads (1994 TV) [Ab Abbot]: Decapitated with an axe by Shawn Thompson while Ed is holding a gun on Shawn, while Jon Cryer and Jennifer Tilly look on in shock.

Video Game Deaths[]

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (2004) [Jedi Master Vrook Lamar]: His fate depends on what path the player takes. On the light side mode, his life force, alongside the other Jedi, is drained by Sara Kestleman's Force powers. If the player chooese the dark side, he is killed in battle with the player character.


Notable Connections[]

  • Father of Matthew Asner (producer).
  • Former father-in-law of Jules Asner.