The Big Bang Theory actress Carol Ann Susi has died at the age of 62 after a brief battle with cancer. The star played the role of Howard's mother, Mrs Wolowitz – and although her face was never shared with viewers, her voice was instantly recognisable to fans of the show.
Actress Carol Ann Susi has died at the age of 62
"The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs Wolowitz," CBS and executive producers Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady said in a joint statement.
"Unseen by viewers, the Mrs Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance.
CBS and executive producers revealed the sad news in a statement
"In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family during this time, and we will miss her greatly."
In addition to her recurring role on The Big Bang Theory, Carol Ann appeared in countless other shows throughout her 40-year career, including Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and Seinfeld.
She is survived by he brother Michael and his wife Connie, and her many, many friends, who truly were Carol Ann’s other family, her rep told US Weekly.