‘Two and a Half Men’ star Conchata Ferrell dies at 77 after cardiac arrest, Charlie Sheen pays tribute
Conchata Ferrell, who became known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on TV’s Two and a Half Men, has died aged 77.
Ferrell died on Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles following cardiac arrest, according to publicist Cynthia Snyder
Confirming her demise, Dan Spilo, her manager, described her as a “wonderful, kind-hearted, strong woman,” said she died around 12:30 p.m. on October 12 from complications following a cardiac arrest.
Conchata reportedly died peacefully surrounded by her family at Sherman Oaks Hospital.
Sheen tweeted her death was “a shocking and painful loss”.
Jon Cryer, her costar on “Two and a Half Men,” offered a tribute via Twitter. He wrote;
“She was a beautiful human. 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.”
Cryer recalled meeting Ferrell on set for the first time during the second episode of the show and telling her what a fan he was as he recounted a scene she did from the canceled 1970s sitcom “Hot L Baltimore.”
“I’m glad that I absolutely knew how fortunate I was to share a stage with her. I treasured every moment and will continue to until we meet again. I have a feeling she’ll call me ‘Zippy.’
She was a beautiful human
Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths.
In a career that spanned five decades across TV and film, Ferrell earned three Emmy nominations. The first was for her work on “L.A. Law” in 1992 and earned two others for her role on “Two and a Half Men,” on which she played salty and sassy housekeeper Berta.
Ferrell was also an accomplished theater performer, winning a Drama Desk award in 1974 for her work in “The Sea Horse.” Her film credits also included roles in “Mystic Pizza,” “Mr. Deeds” and “Krampus.”
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