(PCM) Emmy award-winning actress Doris Roberts has sadly passed away at the age of 90. Roberts is best known for her role as the beloved, yet over-bearing mother, Marie Barone, on the sitcom “Everybody Love Raymond” which earned her four of her five Emmy wins.
Roberts was also seen in countless additional TV and film roles including “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Grandma’s Boy”, “Remington Steele” and “Mrs. Miracle”. Sources close to Roberts reveal that she dies peacefully in her home in California and she is survived by her son Michael Cannata, Jr.
In a statement, Robert’s “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star actress Patricia Heaton says “Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV mother-in-law and (“Everybody Loves Raymond”) 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.”
Actor Ray Romano who played her son on the show says “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. She never stopped — whether working professionally of with her many charities or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor.”
Our sincere condolences go out to the friends and family of Doris Roberts during this incredibly difficult time.