Conchata Ferrell, best known for playing Berta the housekeeper on ‘Two And A Half Men’ has died, aged 77.
The actress – who played the iconic character from 2003 to 2015 – died “as a result of complications following a cardiac arrest,” Deadline reports.
Earlier this year, TMZ reported that she had been transferred to a long-term care facility after more than four weeks in intensive care. She had been admitted to hospital in May with an illness reportedly related to a near-fatal ailment she’d started battling in December 2019.
Charlie Sheen is among many who have paid tribute to Ferrell, tweeting: “An absolute sweetheart, a consummate pro, a genuine friend, a shocking and painful loss.”
an absolute sweetheart
a consummate pro
a genuine friend
a shocking and painful loss.
was a tad suspect,
your "people"keeping was perfect.
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) October 13, 2020
Jon Cryer also expressed his grief, 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.”
He then shared his memories of first meeting Ferrell on set, tweeting: “I remember her first day on 2 1/2 Men. It was our second episode and I felt so lucky that they’d been able to cast her on the show. I gushed to her about what a fan i was of hers and she simply refused to believe it.”
I remember her first day on 2 1/2 Men. It was our second episode and I felt so lucky that they’d been able to cast her on the show. I gushed to her about what a fan i was of hers and she simply refused to believe it.
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) October 13, 2020
During her career, Ferrell also starred in Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich, Mystic Pizza, Mr Deeds, and Netflix’s The Ranch.
Rest in Peace, Conchata.