CONCHATA Ferrell, who starred as Berta on CBS’ long-running sitcom Two and a Half Men, died on Monday at the age of 77.
She passed away following complications from a cardiac arrest she suffered earlier this year, reports Deadline.
Conchata died surrounded by family at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California on Monday afternoon at 12:30 PM local time.
She had been battling health issues since last year and was moved to a long-term facility a few months ago after suffering a heart attack.
She was first hospitalized in December 2019 due to a life-threatening kidney and blood infection.
According to TMZ, the actress had been enjoying time at her vacation home in Charleston, West Virginia in December when she began to feel “weak and frail.”
She then allegedly discovered she had a kidney infection that had spread and begun to contaminate her blood.
While in the ICU for four weeks she suffered cardiac arrest, and doctors kept her there for several weeks before she was released into transitional care in January.
The actress was bedridden at home, and despite undergoing physical therapy several times a day, could not get onto her feet and was moved to a long-term care facility in July.
During her time portraying Berta for more than 200 episodes of Two and a Half Men, the late star two received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Former costar Jon Cryer, who played Alan Harper on the popular series, mourned the loss on Twitter, writing: “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.”
Charlie Sheen, who played Charlier Harper on the sitcom, also penned a sweet tribute on social media: “An absolute sweetheart, a consummate pro, a genuine friend, a shocking and painful loss.
“Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your ‘people’ keeping was perfect.”
Conchata had previously been nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category for her performance as Susan Bloom on NBC’s legal drama L.A. Law, which ran from 1986 to 1994.
She is survived by her husband Arnie Anderson and their daughter Samantha.
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