Baku. 19 April. REPORT.AZ/ Doris Roberts, who played the tart-tongued, endlessly meddling mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, has died. She was 91.
Report informs, Roberts died overnight in her sleep, family spokeswoman Janet Daily said Monday. Daily was told of the death by Roberts’ son, Michael Cannata.
In the past two weeks, the actor had attended a discussion on Hollywood and gender held by the SAG-AFTRA actors’ guild.
Roberts won four Emmy awards for her portrayal of Marie Barone on CBS’ Everybody Loves Raymond and received a total of seven nods as best supporting actress for the show.
“We loved our mom, the great #DorisRoberts. A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend,” Phil Rosenthal, the show’s producer, posted on his Twitter account.
The sitcom, which aired from 1996 to 2005, also starred Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton. Peter Boyle, who played husband Frank to Roberts’ Marie, died in 2006.
“She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest,” tweeted Heaton. She recalled Roberts as a “consummate professional”.