In a statement shared by Pixar on Instagram, and reposted by Disney, the animation company wrote: “Ed was our real life Carl Fredricksen: a veneer of a grouch over an incredibly loving and kind human being. Russell, Dug and all of us at Pixar will miss him terribly.
“Ed loved voicing Carl, and our time working with him will remain some of our most beloved memories. His adventure was ours for a moment in time.”
Celebrities and fans alike also paid tribute to Asner online:
Sending love to The great Ed Asner’s family. An icon because he was such a beautiful, funny and totally honest acto… https://t.co/sNncBTihWm