Doris Roberts, Emmy-winning star of the popular sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, died in her sleep on Sunday night in Los Angeles. A family spokesperson confirmed the news, adding that the actress had been healthy and active up to the end.
Ray Romano, who played her onscreen sitcom son Raymond, told Entertainment Tonight: “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.”
Doris also appeared as a regular on series such as Remington Steele, Angie, The Boys and Dream On. She recently played “Grandma” in The Little Rascals Save the Day in 2014 and had continued to work right up until her death, with several projects still to be released.
A widow, she was married twice and leaves behind one son, Michael Cannata Jr., who was also her manager, and three grandchildren.