Everybody Loves Raymond Star Doris Roberts Dies

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 5:46 AM

The five-time Emmy winner has been described as a "wonderful, funny, permanent actress and companion" by the hit sitcom's creator.

Everybody Loves Raymond Star Doris Roberts Dies

Doris Roberts, who played Marie Barone in the long-running sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has died at the age of 90.

The veteran actress passed far in her sleep at her residence in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said.

Her cause of death hasn't been made public, but a statement said the Missouri-born actress had been healthy and active.

Roberts' performance as Ray Romano'south meddlesome mother in the TV comedy about a dysfunctional family was one of her best-known roles.

Upon hearing of her death, Romano said: "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped.

"Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a green youthful comedian trying to create it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand like for life and people and I'll miss her dearly."

During Everybody Loves Raymond'south nine-year run, she won the outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series award at the Emmys four times - and was nominated a further three times.

In one thousand nine hundred eighty-third, she also won the outstanding supporting actress in a drama series award for her role in the medical soap opera St Elsewhere.

After Everybody Loves Raymond came to an finish in two thousand-fifth, she made visitor appearances in other famous TV shows such as Grey'south Anatomy and Desperate Housewives.

Phil Rosenthal, who created Everybody Loves Raymond, tweeted: "We loved our mom, the grand Doris Roberts. A wonderful, funny, permanent actress and friend."

She's survived by her son, Michael, and three grandchildren.

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