Everbody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts dies aged 90


Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts has died aged 90, her family has said.

Tributes poured in for the actress who played the meddlesome mother to Ray Romano's character on the long-running US sitcom.

Doris's son Michael Cannata confirmed she had died overnight in her sleep in Los Angeles, her spokeswoman Janet Daily said. The cause of death has not been revealed.

Cast members from Everybody Loves Raymond at the 2005 Emmy Awards

In a statement published by a number of news outlets, Doris's former co-star Ray said: "Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me.

"She never stopped. 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."

Tributes poured on to social media, including a touching message from her Everybody Loves Raymond co-star Patricia Heaton.