Conchata Ferrell, a veteran actress best known for playing housekeeper Berta on the CBS smash hit sitcom Two and a Half Men, died on Tuesday from complications due to a cardiac arrest.
She was 77 years old.
According to Deadline sources, the star died peacefully — surrounded by family members at Sherman Oaks Hospital — in Sherman Oaks, California.
For her role as the aforementioned no-nonsense housekeeper, Ferrell garnered two Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Emmy nominations in 2005 and 2007.
“She was a beautiful human,” Two and a Half Men star Jon Cryer said following the news of Ferrell’s passing.
“Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many.”
Ferrell was hospitalized in May and spent a month in intensive care, during which she suffered a heart attack.
She was on a respirator and dialysis, unable to speak or communicate at the time.
The hospitalization was related to a kidney infection Ferrell suffered last December that also landed her in the hospital.
Ferrell regularly appeared in movies and television throughout the 1980s … before she being cast as Susan Bloom in L.A. Law; she went on …read more
Source:: The Hollywood Gossip