'Everybody Loves Raymond' Star Doris Roberts Dies at 90
Everybody Loves Raymond actress Doris Roberts has passed away. She was 90 years old. Her son Michael Cannata confirmed that she died peacefully late Sunday night in Los Angeles in her sleep of natural causes.
Roberts career in the movie industry has spanned six decades. She even received five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award.
However, Roberts was best known for playing Marie Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 to 2005. She also guest starred on Desperate Housewives, The King of Queens, Grey's Anatomy, and Law & Order: SVU, to mention a few.
Her very first TV role was on Studio One in 1952 and she went on to make it on her big screen debut in Something Wild in 1961.
Roberts co-star Ray Romano described her to PEOPLE saying "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me," he said. "She never stopped. Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a young, green comic trying to make it as an actor. She did it all with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly."
Another co-star Patricia Heaton also paid tribute to Roberts on Monday in a statement saying: "Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and ELR nemesis Doris Roberts was a consummate professional from whom I learned so much." Heaton added: "She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest. Nothing gave her greater joy that her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you."
May her soul rest in peace and we wish her family the fortitude to bear the loss.