Tyler Perry Pays Tribute to Doris Roberts

Tyler Perry Pays Tribute to Doris Roberts

The Everybody Loves Raymond star passed away.

Published April 19, 2016

Another legend has left us. Emmy winner Doris Roberts passed away at 90 years old on Sunday at her home in Los Angeles, her son Michael Cannata confirmed. She died of natural causes. 

The St. Louis native started in Hollywood in the early 1960s, but it was her breakout role as Marie Barone in Everybody Loves Raymond (she played Ray Romano's mom) that made her a household name. From 1996 to 2005, Roberts earned four Emmys and made television history. 

In later years, Roberts's career didn't stop: she even had a role in Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection. Perry was one of many stars to share their memories of Roberts on social media today:

"Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me," Romano said in a statement. "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."

Condolences to her family, friends and fans.

Speaking of Tyler, check out our vintage interview below of Tyler when he was promoting Madea Goes to Jail.

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Written by Renee Samuel

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