‘Big Bang Theory’ actress Carol Ann Susi dies at 62
MANILA, Philippines – Representatives for Carol Ann Susi have confirmed that the actress has died after battling cancer, in a statement sent to media on Tuesday, November 11. She was 62 years old.
Carol Ann is known for voicing the role of the unseen Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard Wolowitz’s loving yet grating mom on The Big Bang Theory.
A joint statement from Warner Bros TV, CBS, and the producers of Big Bang says: “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.”
Executive producer Bill Prady tweeted a short message expressing sadness over Carol Ann’s death:
We will truly miss our sweet wonderful and funny friend Carol Ann.— Bill Prady (@billprady) November 12, 2014
Kunal Nayyar, who plays Raj on the show, tweeted this along with a link to an article announcing Carol Ann’s death:
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
On the show, one of the running jokes was the complicated interaction between Howard and his mother, often highlighted by their shouting matches (audiences, of course, only get to see Howard). The show about super smart but awkward scientists trying to navigate their relationships is currently airing its eighth season.
Throughout her long career spanning decades in entertainment, Carol Ann appeared in other hit shows, including Seinfeld, Mad About You, and Cheers. – Rappler.com