According to TMZ, Doris Roberts, the famous mother in the sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ passed away at the age of 90 on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Janet Daily, Roberts’ spokeswoman, said on a report at New York Times, that Ms. Roberts died while she was asleep and they did not know the cause of her death. Roberts seemed to be healthy and active and had appeared at an actors’ union event where she asked why there was few role for older actors.
Roberts received five Emmy Awards, four coming from her famous sitcom, and a Screen Actors Guild award during her acting career, which started in 1951.
Patricia Heaton, daughter-in-law of Doris Roberts in the sitcom ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’, express her sympathy and message for the late actress through her Twitter account.
“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. She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest. Nothing gave her greater joy than her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege, Doris. I love you and miss you”
‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star Ray Romano also offered words of sympathy for his co-star in a press release reported in Fox News:
“Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. 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.”
Sympathies and tributes for the legendary actress had flooded the social media sites as a symbol of love and respect for Roberts’ contribution in the industry.
Besides acting, Doris Roberts was also an animal rights advocate where she worked with the group known as Puppies Behind Bars. They worked hand in hand with inmates to train guide dogs and assistance dogs for the physically disabled and elderly.
Also, the dogs were trained to detect explosives together with law enforcement agencies. Roberts was also an active chairwoman of the Children with AIDS Foundation.
Here is a tribute video for the late actress Doris Roberts:
Photo courtesy: Doris Roberts/Facebook
Video courtesy: Youtube/Entertainment Tonight