Fans and celebrities pay tribute to Everybody Loves Raymond actress Doris Roberts


Everybody Loves Raymond star Doris Roberts has been remembered by fans and celebrities following her death aged 90.

The actress is best known for playing the mother to Ray Romano's character on the popular American sitcom.

The cast of Everybody Loves Raymond
The cast of Everybody Loves Raymond in 2003 at the SAG Awards (PA)

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.

Stars and fans alike have remembered her fondly:

Actress Patricia Heaton, who starred as Ray's wife in Everybody Loves Raymond, remembered Doris with a long message on Twitter, saying it was "the end of an era". She ended her touching message saying: "It truly was a privilege Doris. I love you and miss you."