During a new episode of “The Big Bang Theory” on Thursday, CBS took a moment to pay a small tribute to the late Carol Ann Susi. The 62-year-old actress was best known for providing the shrill, glass-shattering voice of Howard’s mother, Debbie Wolowitz, on the network’s most popular comedy. Susi died on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in Los Angeles after a difficult battle with cancer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show posted some text over a photo of the actress before creator Chuck Lorre’s “post-episode vanity card” that bid farewell to Susi and her remarkable comedic talent.
“In loving memory of Carol Ann Susi. ‘Mrs. Wolowitz.’ Every time you spoke, we laughed. You’re in our hearts forever,” the message read.
This wasn’t the first time that “The Big Bang Theory” family paid Susi back with kind words for all of her work. Following the sad news of her death, many of the cast and producers took to social media to express their grief over the loss.
"The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz," read a statement from Warner Bros. Television and Big Bang Theory producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Bill Prady. "Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance. In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family during this time, and we will miss her greatly."
"The Big Bang Theory" airs Thursday nights on CBS at 8/7c. As of this writing there's no word on what will happen to Mrs. Wolowitz's character on the show.