Carol Ann Susi, who is best known for voicing Mrs. Wolowitz on CBS’s hit sitcom “The Big Bang Theory”, has succumbed to cancer and passed away at the age of 62.
“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,” read a statement from Warner Bros. Television and Big Bang Theory producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro andBill Prady. “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.”
Although Mrs. Wolowitz was barely seen on screen, fans and viewers caught a glimpse of the pink-clad parent at Howard’s (Simon Helberg) wedding in the fifth season finale.
Her “The Big Bang Theory” co-stars have taken to social media to mourn her passing.
Beloved Carol Ann Susi passed away, yes. The voice of Mrs wolowitz. Oh Carol Ann. http://t.co/cx8h9pUQ7s
— Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) 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
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
We will truly miss our sweet wonderful and funny friend Carol Ann.
— Bill Prady (@billprady) November 12, 2014
I only got to talk with Carol Ann a few times, but she was so kind, and so talented, and so incredibly funny. We lost a good person today.
— Wil Wheaton (@wilw) November 12, 2014