, a character actress who labored honorably both on stage and screen for years before finding the perfect vehicle for her talents, the hit sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond
,” died on Sunday. She was 90.
Her “Everybody Loves Raymond
” co-star Patricia Heaton
confirmed the news on Twitter.
A cause of death has not yet been released. According to TMZ, which first reported the news, Roberts died in Los Angeles. ABC and CBS also confirmed the news.
Roberts was nominated for 11 Emmys, including seven for playing Marie
Barone on “Raymond,” winning four for her work on that series; she picked up her first Emmy in 1983 for a guest appearance on “St. Elsewhere
,” making for a total of five wins overall.
On “Everybody Loves Raymond
,” Roberts’ almost omnipresent Marie
Barone (she appeared on every episode of the show, which ran from 1996-2005) made life difficult for her son, Ray Romano
’s Ray, and especially for his wife Debra,