We still can’t believe Doris Roberts passed away on April 17. She was a beloved woman in Hollywood, which is why we’re not surprised celebs have come out in droves to mourn the ‘Everybody Loves Raymond’ star on social media. See their heartfelt tweets here.
We wish this was some sort of April Fools’ joke, but sadly it’s not. Doris Roberts passed away on Sunday, April 17, from unknown causes. The news came as a shock to many, and some of Doris’ famous co-stars have taken to social media to mourn her. See their messages here.
Doris’ Everybody Loves Raymond co-stars, Ray Romano and Patricia Heaton, were first to react by releasing statements. Ray 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.” And Patrica tweeted the following:
To my beloved Marie – RIP. pic.twitter.com/TtZCySQnLK
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 18, 2016
To see what other stars had to say, see below.
RIP DORIS ROBERTS. ANOTHER LEGEND IS GONE!
— Joey Lawrence (@joeylawrence) April 19, 2016
I don’t usually say RIPs … But “Everyone Loves Raymond” was my show. Seen every EP at least twice. Thank you #DorisRoberts for the laughs
— devon sawa (@DevonESawa) April 19, 2016
We say goodbye to the incredible doris_roberts today. Her passion for acting was so inspiring. I loved watching her work. You will be missed
— Lance Bass (@LanceBass) April 19, 2016
— Niecy Nash (@NiecyNash) April 19, 2016
Doris Roberts never stopped working. Classy funny broad, may she RIP.
— kristen johnston (@kjothesmartass) April 18, 2016
Ugh. Rest in peace #DorisRoberts you will always be the gold standard of comedic excellence.
— emma caulfield (@emmacaulfield) April 18, 2016
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) April 19, 2016
God thank you for 90 years of Doris Roberts on this planet. You left us laughing!!! You left us better!! …cont. https://t.co/ceU4SRbW4G
— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) April 19, 2016
Throughout Doris’ career, she won 5 Emmy Awards. She starred in many TV shows and movies, but she was best known for her roles in Everybody Loves Raymond, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), and Grandma’s Boy (2006).
Our thoughts continue to go out to Doris’ friends and family during this difficult time. So sad.