Doris Roberts, the beloved character actor best known for her role as the over-bearing mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles. She was 90 years old.
A veteran comic actress, Roberts's career in show business spanned more than six decades. Her work on Raymond, which ran from 1996 to 2005, won her four Emmy awards, a Screen Actors Guild award. Roberts also had a recurring role as Pierce Brosnan's secretary in the 1980s series Remington Steele, and appeared in a whole host of familiar shows, from The Mary Tyler Moore Show and All in the Family to Full House and Walker, Texas Ranger.
Comedian Ray Romano (who starred as Roberts's bumbling son in Everybody Loves Raymond) reacted to the news in a statement. "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped," he said. "Whether working professionally or with her many charities, or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor, she did everything with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly."
Scroll down to see the messages the stars have shared in honor of Doris Roberts.
To my beloved Marie - RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
....my dear Doris, I am so very saddened to hear the news of your passing, I loved you Doris, we had so many good laughs together, and you always knew where the laughs were, you never forgot the audience...my heartfelt love and condolences go out to your family... You will be missed by many, forever and the day, but your work shall live on. Love life and laughs ...God bless.
RIP Dear Doris. https://t.co/Yf3ix4p57Q— John Stamos (@JohnStamos) April 19, 2016
Thank you everyone for your wishes regarding Doris. She was one-of-a-kind on and off stage. Love you mama. https://t.co/KrGE0EQrKe— Brad Garrett (@RealBradGarrett) April 19, 2016
Rest in peace, Doris Roberts. Thank you for playing my mom. Thinking about Michael and the rest of your family. Love t— Tony Danza (@TonyDanza) April 19, 2016
Me and the amazing Doris Roberts. Heavens got another great one! pic.twitter.com/QDMQ4LBUXx— Joey Lawrence (@joeylawrence) April 19, 2016
Rest in peace sweet oh so talented Doris. https://t.co/OIIW1vVE91— bob saget (@bobsaget) April 19, 2016
Worked with Doris Roberts when I was six. So kind, talented, and giving: I went on to work with Children Affected By AIDS because of her.— Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) April 19, 2016
After each of my parents died, Doris Roberts called. On Wednesday we had lunch so I could thank her. So glad I did. pic.twitter.com/HK8PPf8Okp— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) April 19, 2016
RIP Doris Roberts. In addition to her work I love when anyone gets really rich later in life. An inspiration!— billy eichner (@billyeichner) April 19, 2016
Gosh she will be missed. She was such a familiar face and character. https://t.co/K2UnOqHpfE— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) April 18, 2016
God thank you for 90 years of Doris Roberts on this planet. You left us laughing!!! You left us better!! ...cont. https://t.co/ceU4SRbW4G— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) April 19, 2016