Michael Lerner, a famous character actor nominated for an Oscar and who had notable roles as bombastic characters in Barton Fink, Harlem Nights, Eight Men Out, and many other films, has passed away. He was 81.
According to a message on Instagram by his nephew Sam Lerner, who also works as an actor (on ABC’s The Goldbergs), Lerner passed away on Saturday night. It was not immediately clear what caused the death.
Sam remarked, “It’s hard to put into words how brilliant my uncle Michael was, and how influential he was to me. His stories always inspired me and made me fall in love with acting.”
“He was the coolest, most confident, talented guy, and the fact that he was my blood will always make me feel special. Everyone that knows him knows how insane he was — in the best way.”
On Instagram, Sam Lerner published a picture:-
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The cause of Michael Lerner’s passing is still a mystery. Michael was 81 years old when he passed away, so he probably had health problems or afflictions that weren’t immediately made public. However, no further information concerning his passing has been made public as of yet.
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Michael Lerner’s Nephew is an Actor in ‘The Goldbergs’: Sam Lerner, Michael’s nephew, continued his acting career. Sam is best known for playing Geoff Schwartz on the ABC television series The Goldbergs. Michael’s brother Ken Lerner, an actor, is his father.
The family seems relatively close-knit, even outside each member’s career in the show industry. At 13, Michael appeared on camera on a regional television program. He eventually enrolled in a program to pursue a career as an English teacher, but while attending college in Brooklyn, he fell in love with acting.
Michael was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for the London School of Music and Dramatic Art. Michael developed his acting abilities in London, where he made multiple appearances in Yoko Ono’s short films.
He later made numerous appearances in popular television programs and movies. Many people will also miss Michael, even though his work continues.