Monday 26 September 2016

Pierce Brosnan pays emotional tribute to Remington Steel co-star Doris Roberts

Published 20/04/2016 | 09:27

Pierce Brosnan shared a shot of him with Doris in Remington Steele
Pierce Brosnan shared a shot of him with Doris in Remington Steele

Pierce Brosnan has paid a heartfelt tribute to the late Doris Roberts.

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Roberts, who starred alongside Brosnan in hit 80s TV series Remington Steele, passed away on Monday night in her sleep.  She was 90.

Brosnan paid tribute with photos on Instagram and captioned a montage of images with the caption, "....my dear Doris, I am so very saddened to hear the news of your passing, I loved you Doris, we had so many good laughs together, and you always knew where the laughs were, you never forgot the audience...my heartfelt love and condolences go out to your family... You will be missed by many, forever and the day, but your work shall live on. Love life and laughs ...God bless."

He also shared a promo shot for Remington Steele in which they both featured, "...dear Doris, we had fun did we not...you were a joy to work with, you made me laugh and you made my work better for the laughter... Love life work and laughter...here's to higher ground ...RIP"

Doris was best known for playing the hilarious, meddling mother on TV sitcom Everybody Loves Raymond.

In the last two weeks she had attended a discussion on Hollywood and gender held by the SAG-AFTRA actors' guild.

Roberts won four Emmy awards for her portrayal of Marie on Everybody Loves Raymond and received a total of seven nominations as best supporting actress for the show.

"We loved our mom, the great DorisRoberts. A wonderful, funny, indelible actress and friend," Phil Rosenthal, the show's producer, said on Twitter.

The sitcom, which ran from 1996 to 2005, also starred Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton. Peter Boyle, who played husband Frank to Roberts' Marie, died in 2006.

Born in St Louis and raised in New York, Roberts is survived by her son, her daughter-in-law Jane and three grandchildren, Kelsey, Andrew, and Devon Cannata.

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