Comedian Conchata Ferrell has died in a hospital in Los Angeles, California, The Hollywood Reporter writes, citing KABC Entertainment.
Actress Conchata Ferrell, best known for her role as housekeeper Bertha in Two and a Half Men, passed away on Tuesday in Sherman Oaks, Variety reports . She was 77 years old. Ferrell was hospitalized in May and spent more than four weeks in the intensive care unit where she suffered cardiac arrest.
Rest in Peace, awesome Conchata Ferrell. She died yesterday at the age of 77 from complications from a heart attack. In addition to her role as Bertha in Two and a Half Men, she has had an excellent career in film, stage and television, ”George Pennacchio tweeted.
“Two and a Half Men” creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre described Ferrell as “one of the great” actresses.
“We called her Chatty. And we all loved her, ”Lorre said in a statement. “Twelve years of ups and downs, and many, many laughter. Despite all this, she was a rock. One of the greats. I had the honor to call her friend.”
The creator and producer of the sitcom “Two and a Half Men” Chuck Lorrie also offered his condolences. “We all called her Chatty. And we all loved her. Twelve years of ups and downs, many, many laughter. All this time she was a rock. One of the greats. I was privileged to call her a friend, ”Lorrie shared on Twitter.
Cochata Ferrell received the most recognition for her role as Bertha in 12 seasons of Two and a Half Men, for which she received two Emmy nominations (2005 and 2007) for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. The actress also appeared in episodes of films such as “Edward Scissorhands “, “Erin Brockovich” and “Television”. In addition, Ferrell starred “Friends”, ” ambulance” and the TV series “Buffy – the Vampire Slayer”. In 2017, the actress appeared as Shirley in an episode of the Netflix series “Ranch.”
Ferrell is best known for her role as Bertha, the stinging housekeeper of Charlie Sheen’s character in Two and a Half Men. In this role, the actress appeared over 200 episodes, she was twice nominated for an Emmy for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Third time – for the show “Los Angeles Law”.
Farrell’s colleague on sitcom – Shin – admitted that he was painfully going through the death of the artist.
“Absolutely in love with her work, an unsurpassed professional, a true friend. This is a shocking and painful loss. Bertha, your household was suspicious, your people were always perfect, ”Shin added.
John Cryer , who played Alan Harper, the brother of Charlie Sheen’s hero, emphasized in the hit sitcom that Farrell was a wonderful person. He also remembered an incident on the set of Two and a Half Men. The young actor was happy that the producers managed to invite her to the project.
“I said I was a big fan of her and she just refused to believe it,” Cryer said. – Bertha’s harsh appearance was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and sincerity were her real strengths. I cry for the woman I will miss and for those happy moments that she gave us.”
Ferrell has appeared in episodes of films such as Planet Ka-Pax, Edward Scissorhands, Erin Brockovich, True Love, and Networking. In addition to the series “Two and a Half Men”, she played in such TV shows as “Friends”, “Ambulance”, “Sledgehammer” and “The Best”.
In December 2019, Ferrell was hospitalized urgently with an infectious disease of the kidneys and blood. She later had a heart attack. For four weeks, the actress was in intensive care. In July 2020, her husband, Arnie, confirmed to TMZ that she was being transferred to the unit for chronically ill patients.
“It will take some time before any recovery takes place. It’s all neurological. There is nothing we can do to speed up this process. We hope for the best, ”commented Arnie.
Shortly before her death, Ferrell said that she did not understand how she could have contracted the infection. She also stressed that she rarely gets sick. Meanwhile, those close to her were in the hospital at least six times a week. During the coronavirus pandemic, the husband could not visit the artist.