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Remembering Doris Roberts: Everybody Loves Raymond star dies at 90

Emmy winning actress Doris Roberts has died at the age of 90.
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The loved actress best known for her role as Raymond’s mother Marie in the sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, passed away in Los Angeles on Sunday.

The star’s rep confirmed the news, saying that Roberts died peacefully in her sleep of natural causes.

Her extensive acting career earned her five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award.

She is survived by her son Michael Cannata Jr., from her first marriage, and three grandchildren.

Ray Romano, who played her son on the hit sitcom, issued a statement, saying: “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 young, green comic trying to make it as an actor, she did it all with such a grand love for life and people and I will miss her dearly.”

Actress Patricia Heaton, who played Raymond’s wife on the show, paid tribute on Twitter: “To my beloved Marie – RIP.”

“Truly the end of an era. My wonderful TV Mother-in-law and ELR 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. Nothing gave her greater joy than her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you.”

Doris Roberts: 1925 to 2016

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