The lady who voices Big Bang Theory's Mrs Wolowitz has died
Howard! What we gonna do without her?
She was 62 years old when she died earlier this week in Los Angeles, after battling cancer.
Warner Bros. Television and Big Bang producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Bill Prady said in an official statement: "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.”
Carol Ann has also made numerous other film and TV appearances throughout her career, including in series such as Seinfeld, Grey's Anatomy, That '70s Show, Ugly Betty, Married… with Children and Cheers.
Though we never saw her, Mrs Wolowitz's presence really was a big one both on screen and off, as evidenced by the heartfelt posts that have gone up from Big Bang's cast and crew.
We will truly miss our sweet wonderful and funny friend Carol Ann.— Bill Prady (@billprady) November 12, 2014
yes, carol ann susi passed away. the beloved voice of mrs wolowitz and our dear friend and castmate. rough day.... http://t.co/1zarPrsGCh— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 12, 2014
My heart is broken. I will miss your smile. Your spirit is forever with us. http://t.co/AOmLTEV0ZF— Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) November 12, 2014
So grateful to have known Carol Ann Susi who brought laughter & light with her always. She'll forever be in my heart. http://t.co/ecSsW7buPQ— Melissa Rauch (@MelissaRauch) November 12, 2014
Heartbreaking news. Carol Ann Susi, who was Mrs. Wolowitz on Big Bang Theory, passed away today. She was so lovely. http://t.co/yQTUTHSZpL— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 12, 2014
Over the next few days, you're gonna hear a lot about what a sweet, kind, funny woman Carol Ann Susi (Wolowitz's mom) was. Because she really, really was. She was in my very first episode of Big Bang, and she made me feel very welcome on a show that was already getting pretty huge. Carol would have to stand just off stage in front of a microphone, unable to see anything that was going on the set, and just bark her lines by herself. Her timing was impeccable. It's times like these when you rely on clichés – I'm sending love and kind thoughts to her family. She was a complete and total professional, a real sweetheart, and she will be dearly, dearly missed.