Conchata Ferrell, who was best known for starring on the television show “Two And A Half Men,” passed away on Monday at around 12:30pm due to complications following a cardiac arrest. She was 77 years-old.
Entertainment Tonight confirmed that Ferrell died surrounded by her family and loved ones at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. Her former “Two And A Half Men” costar Jon Cryer took to Twitter to pay tribute to her after news of her passing broke.
“She was a beautiful human Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers,” he tweeted. “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.”
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. https://t.co/SucL6gFaAR
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) October 13, 2020
Ferrell had been hospitalized back in May for an illness and later suffered a heart attack. Her husband Arnie Anderson revealed in July that the Emmy nominated actress spent four months in the ICU before being placed on a respirator and receiving dialysis.
Born in 1943 in West Virginia, Ferrell first launched her acting career in the 1970s, appearing in off-Broadway productions such as “The Hot L Baltimore” and “The Sea Horse.” She then scored a guest role on the sitcom “Maude” before landing a recurring role on the sitcom “Hot L Baltimore.”
Ferrell’s first major film role came in Heartland followed by Mystic Pizza, co-starring Julia Roberts, who she reunited with years later when they both appeared in Erin Brockovich. She earned her first Emmy nomination in 1992, when she portrayed Susan Bloom on “L.A. Law.” Ferrell later scored two more Emmy nominations for arguably her most famous role, which was the no-nonsense housekeeper Berta in “Two And A Half Men.”
Ferrell was previously open about how much she loved playing Berta on the hit show.
“Well, she’s that person I wish I could be, and someone I think all of us kind of wish we could be: someone who can just say what’s on her mind and not worry about it,” the actress said back in 2014.
Ferrell is survived by her beloved husband Anderson as well as by one daughter, two stepdaughters, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.