Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts dies aged 90

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Doris Roberts, who was best known for playing Marie Barone in the US sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond, has passed away at the age of 90. A spokesperson confirmed that she died in her sleep on Sunday night at her home in LA.

Doris' career spanned six decades, during which time she won five Emmy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild award.

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Doris Roberts has passed away at the age of 90

Prior to her work on the small screen, Doris made her name on Broadway during the 1950s, starring in shows including Bad Habits and The Desk Set.

But she was best known for playing meddling mother Marie in Raymond, which ran from 1996 until 2005.

Her on-screen son Ray Romano was among the first to pay tribute, saying Doris "had an energy and a spirit that amazed me".

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She starred on Everybody Loves Raymond from 1996 until 2005

"She never stopped," he told Entertainment Tonight. "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."

Patricia Heaton, who played Marie's daughter-in-law Debra, said it was "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 added: "She was funny and tough and loved life, living it to the fullest. Nothing gave her greater joy that her three wonderful grandchildren, of whom she was so proud. It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you."

Doris is survived by her son Michael Cannata, her daughter-in-law Jane, and her three grandchildren, Kelsey, Andrew and Devon Cannata.

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