So sad. Doris Roberts, who played Raymond’s mom Marie on ‘Everybody Loves Raymond,’ died on Sunday, April 17, a surprising new report claims. She was 90 years old.
Doris died on Sunday, according to TMZ, and she is survived by her son, Michael Cannata Jr., who she had with her first husband, and three grandchildren. The actress’ second husband, William Goyen, died in 1983. At this time, it’s unclear why she died.
Throughout her illustrious career, Doris won 5 Emmy Awards — 4 of which were for her role on Everybody Loves Raymond. Her fifth Emmy was for playing a homeless woman in a guest appearance on St. Elsewhere. She starred in over 150 projects in her lifetime, but she was best known for Everybody Loves Raymond, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), and Grandma’s Boy (2006).
Ray Romano told HollywoodLife.com‘s sister site Deadline, “Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me. 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.”
Our thoughts go out to Doris’ family and friends during this difficult time.