Doris Roberts, who became a household name after landing the role of Marie Barone on CBS' “Everybody Loves Raymond,” has died. She was 90 years old.
According to TMZ, the Emmy award-winning actress died Sunday in Los Angeles, though news did not break of her death until late Monday. Shortly after receiving confirmation of Roberts’ passing, her “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-stars began sharing loving messages and memories on social media and in the press. Ray Romano told People magazine that the actress, who played his mother for nearly a decade, had an amazing “energy and a spirit that amazed me.” He added that it was a pleasure to work with her on- and off-screen, adding that he would “miss her dearly.” Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett and more sent their condolences on Twitter and Instagram.
To my beloved Marie - RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 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
❤️keep them safe for me up there pic.twitter.com/TkM9K7Xa1P
— Madylin Sweeten (@REALAllyBarone) April 19, 2016
Roberts’ death elicited an outpouring of love from more than just her “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-stars. Joey Lawrence, who acted with the legendary star on Freeform’s “Melissa and Joey,” shared a still photo of them together, adding that she was a “great one.” Similarly Jewel Staite, Holly Robinson Peete, Mara Wilson, Dave Coulier and more tweeted heartfelt messages about what a loss her passing was.
Me and the amazing Doris Roberts. Heavens got another great one! pic.twitter.com/QDMQ4LBUXx
— Joey Lawrence (@joeylawrence) April 19, 2016
Did a photo shoot for Hallmark with Doris Roberts and they asked us for a "sweet pose"- so Doris pretended to strangle me. Loved her a lot _
— Jewel Staite (@JewelStaite) April 19, 2016
Another great gone. _ Rest in Peace Doris Roberts pic.twitter.com/3G8mHKGt8Z
— Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) 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
I was just at an event a few weeks ago and met Doris Roberts for the first time. What a great person she was. So sad she's gone. RIP Doris.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) April 19, 2016
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) April 19, 2016
— Dave Coulier (@DaveCoulier) April 19, 2016
Michael Cannata, Roberts’ son, issued a statement Monday in which he confirmed that his mother had passed, USA Today reported. He shared with fans that she had “died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes.”