Hollywood Remembers Doris Roberts: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton React
The actress was 90.
Doris Roberts, who played the beloved mother on Everybody Loves Raymond, died Sunday night in her sleep of natural causes. She was 90. Raymond's cast and crew, including creator Phil Rosenthal and stars Patricia Heaton and Ray Romano, shared their condolences Monday for the actress who also appeared in numerous TV shows and films, including St. Elsewhere, Grandma's Boy and National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.
"Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me," Romano said in a statement. "She never stopped. 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."
Hollywood took to social media to remember Roberts below.
To my beloved Marie - RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
She made me laugh and I am forever in her debt. https://t.co/bHLJiM34Rv— Norman Lear (@TheNormanLear) April 19, 2016
RIP Doris Roberts. Sad news today. We can only hope to live a life she did. The fact she did Grandmas Boy blew us away. Honored 2 have her.— Nick Swardson (@NickSwardson) April 18, 2016
Goodbye old friend , God speed . Everybody loves Doris ❤️ Doris Roberts R.I.P… https://t.co/gKRZEDlicM— Roma Downey (@RealRomaDowney) April 18, 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 18, 2016
Doris Roberts made me laugh so hard so many times. #everybodylovesmarie— Denis Leary (@denisleary) April 18, 2016
Gosh she will be missed. She was such a familiar face and character. https://t.co/K2UnOqHpfE— Ruby Rose (@RubyRose) April 18, 2016
Rest in peace #DorisRoberts
Breaks my heart today to hear we have lost a talented, funny, smart and beautiful woman… https://t.co/FcHRkzUBvT— Melissa Joan Hart (@MelissaJoanHart) April 18, 2016
Godspeed @doris_roberts , incredibly cool, talented, funny, sweatheart....RIP dear....— Willie Garson (@WillieGarson) 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 18, 2016
I wanna be #DorisRoberts when I grow up. One of my comedy inspirations. She made the world a funnier place!— Wendi McLendon-Covey (@wendimclendonco) April 18, 2016