'Will & Grace' actor Shelley Morrison dies at 83

Brenda Watkins
December 2, 2019

Will and Grace's Shelley Morrison died of heart failure on Sunday, December 1, in Los Angeles.

Her character Rosario, maid to alcoholic socialite Karen Walker, became a firm favourite with fans of the sitcom, which recently returned to screens. "She strikes a chord in my memory a style of my non-public mom, who cherished animals and youngsters, nonetheless she would no longer non-public fools. It is vitally vital to me that we have been in a position to present an older, Hispanic girl who's vivid and good and may maintain her personal".

Morrison was offered the chance to reprise her role when the series, which originally ended in 2006, was revived in 2017, but she declined, having retired from acting.

Earlier than "Will & Grace", Morrison was greatest identified in her greater than 50-year appearing profession for enjoying Sister Sixto on "The Flying Nun" alongside Sally Subject from 1967 to 1970. "She was a part of our Will and Grace family and will be greatly missed". She is survived by her husband Walter Dominguez. She lived in the same apartment building in Los Angeles for 69 years, promising her parents, who had also moved there, she would always take care of it.

Morrison's husband, Walter Dominguez, shared a statement about his wife's passing.

Debra Messing (Grace Adler) shared a amusing scene that featured Morrison along with fond memories.

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Actor Eric McCormack, who plays Will Truman in the series, tweeted: "Shelley was a lovely soul & a wonderful actor".

But she was best known for her work on "Will & Grace", where she played a maid to Karen, played by Megan Mullally.

'Such sad news. Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today. "Sending so much love to Walter and Shelley's whole family. All my love to Walter and the entire family".

"She was absolutely hilarious and had the biggest heart", Sean Hayes wrote.

She would appear in dozens of other television shows, including "Murder She Wrote", "L.A. Law", "Home Improvement" and "Columbo". Most recently, she voiced a character, Mrs. Portillo, on the Disney animated series Handy Manny.

Her role as Karen's maid and friend on the show came to an end afterward, during a 2017 episode from the revival in which creators chose to have her suffer an offscreen death.

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