Actress Carol Ann Susi, best known for her role as Mrs. Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory passed away after a difficult and brief battle with cancer. “The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi,” CBS, Warner Bros. Television and The Big Bang Theory executive producers said in a statement. “Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show’s eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann’s immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance. In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family during this time, and we will miss her greatly.”
Carol’s acting career spanned an impressive 40 years, with several guest starring roles on television shows like Who’s The Boss, Cheers and Seinfeld. There is no word on how the show will cope with the loss of an unseen, but deeply beloved character.
“My heart is broken,” Big Bang Theory costar Kunal Nayyar tweeted Tuesday night. “I will miss your smile. Your spirit is forever with us.” ~Kelly Townsend