The 90-year-old actress – who played Ray’s mother Marie on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ – passed away on Sunday in Los Angeles, according to TMZ.
And Doris’ ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ co-star Patricia Heaton confirmed the news on Twitter.
Captioning her tribute, “To my beloved Marie – RIP”, Patricia wrote: “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.”
Doris is survived by her son Michael Cannata Jr, from her first marriage to Michael Cannata, which ended in divorce in 1962.
Her second husband, writer William Goyen, passed away after a battle with leukemia in 1983, 20 years after they tied the knot.
Doris won five Outstanding Supporting Actress Emmy Awards during her career, four for ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ and one for ‘St. Elsewhere: Cora and Arnie’.
She received six other Emmy nominations.
Doris appeared in a number of movies, including ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’, ‘A Lovely Way to Die’, ‘No Way to Treat a Lady’, ‘The Honeymoon Killers’, ‘Such Good Friends’, ‘Little Murders’, and ‘The Taking of Pelham One Two Three’.
Rest in peace, Doris Roberts.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 19, 2016
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