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'Big Bang Theory' actress Carol Ann Susi dies

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Posted at 10:51 PM, Nov 11, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-12 00:07:44-05

Carol Ann Susi, recently known for her role on the popular sitcom "The Big Bang Theory," has died at 62.

Hollywood Reporter reports she died of an aggressive cancer.

 

 

For eight seasons, she played the voice of Debbie Wolowitz, an unseen character on the show known for yelling at her son, Howard Wolowitz, played by Simon Helberg.

The shows producers released a statement Tuesday:

"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."

Susi's work included appearances on "Seinfeld," "Cheers" and others.

Gavin Stern is a national digital producer for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on twitter at @GavinStern or email him at gavin.stern@scripps.com.