Carol Ann Susi, 62, best known for voicing Howard’s (Simon Helberg) unseen mother on the “The Big Bang Theory,” has passed away on Nov. 11, 2014, succumbng to cancer. Read on and find out how her co-stars remember her.
Susi’s agent, Pam Ellis-Evenas, confirmed the actress' death. Although Susi has made numerous guest appearances on TV shows since the 1970s, she wasn’t seen on camera on "The Big Bang Theory, as the mother of Helberg’s character, Howard. Hoever, her character’s thunderous voice with a Brooklyn accent was instantaneously decipherable. She left an impression with her portrayal of the voice of recurring, not to mention unseen, character of Mrs. Wolowitz.
Warner Bros. Television and "The Big Bang Theory" producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Bill Prady has released a statement following her demise.
The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz," "Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance. In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family during this time, and we will miss her greatly. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
“Beloved Carol Ann Susi passed away, yes. The voice of Mrs wolowitz. Oh Carol Ann,” shared Mayim Bialik on Twitter.
"So grateful to have known Carol Ann Susi who brought laughter & light with her always. She'll forever be in my heart," shared Melissa Rauch on Twitter and posted a lovely picture of the late star.
“We will truly miss our sweet wonderful and funny friend Carol Ann,” wrote Bill Prady.
I only got to talk with Carol Ann a few times, but she was so kind, and so talented, and so incredibly funny. We lost a good person today,” posted Wil Wheaton.
Susi is survived by her brother, Michael Susi, and his wife Connie, and many friends she considered to be family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out for Carol Ann Susi’s family during this difficult time.
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