Roberts from “Everybody Loves Raymond” Dies at Age 90
Doris Roberts will always be known as an insanely funny, sharp-tonged comedian. She passed in her sleep on Sunday at the age of 90. She was best know as Raymond’s meddling mother on the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” but here at Super Cool News she will be remember for her role as Grandma in the cult classic “Grandma’s Boy” with co-star Allen Covert.
Roberts died overnight in her sleep, spokeswoman Janet Daily said. She was told of the death by Roberts’ son, Michael Cannata. Roberts was 90.
The cause of death was not immediately known. Roberts had been healthy and active, Daily said.
The 1996-2005 sitcom about an affectionate but bickering extended family also starred Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton. Peter Boyle, who played husband Frank Barone opposite Roberts, died in 2006.
But it was the hugely successful “Everybody Loves Raymond” that “put my career over the top,” Roberts told The Associated Press as the show wrapped its run.
She was active on social media in the last week posting on both Facebook and Twitter, so I think it’s only fitting that Hollywood took to Twitter to express their love of Doris Roberts and there sorrow at the news of her passing. Here is a small collection of the stars that commented by Standard.net.
Comedian Denis Leary tweeted that Roberts “made me laugh so hard so many times.”
Phil Rosenthal, the sitcom’s creator, called her “a wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend” on Twitter.
“She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest,” [Patricia] Heaton tweeted. She recalled Roberts as a “consummate professional.”
CBS said in a statement that Roberts “will be remembered for lighting up every room she walked into with an unparalleled combination of energy, humor, warmth and even a little bit of grit.”
Your kind heart and incredible sense of humor will be missed. The world has lost a bright star in your passing, Doris Roberts.
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