Tuesday, April 19, 2016
DORIS ROBERTS DEAD AT 90
From usmagazine, Doris Roberts, best known for playing Marie Barone on CBS' long-running sitcomEverybody Loves Raymond, died Sunday, April 17, at age 90.
TMZ was first to report the news, and her rep confirmed the news to Us, saying that Roberts died in peacefully in her sleep of natural causes.
The actress earned four Emmys for the role of the caring matriarch to sons Ray (Ray Romano) and Robert (Brad Garrett). She played the part throughout the series' nine seasons, starting with the September 1996 pilot. Peter Boyle — who played her husband, the cantankerous Frank Barone — died in December 2006.
Raymond costar Patricia Heaton tweeted her condolences on Monday, calling Roberts' death "truly the end of an era." Series creator Phil Rosenthal and actress Monica Horan (Amy) also expressed their grief in messages below.
To my beloved Marie - RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK