'Two and a Half Men' actress Conchata Ferrell dies at 77
Ferrell achieved stardom as the housekeeper Berta on the popular sitcom.
"Two and a Half Men" actress Conchata Ferrell has died at age 77, Los Angeles ABC station KABC has confirmed.
Ferrell died Oct. 12 of complications following a cardiac arrest. She was surrounded by family at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California.
Ferrell played Charlie Sheen's housekeeper Berta on the popular CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men," a role that earned her nominations for best supporting actress in a comedy series in 2005 and 2007.
Sheen tweeted Tuesday that Ferrell was "an absolute sweetheart," "a consummate pro" and "a genuine friend."
"A shocking and painful loss," he added. "Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your 'people' keeping was perfect."
"Two and a Half Men" co-star Jon Cryer also tweeted of Ferrell, "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."
Ferrell's other TV credits included roles on "L.A. Law," "Good Times," "E/R," "Grace and Frankie," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "BJ and The Bear." She also appeared in films including "Heartland," "Network," "Mystic Pizza," "True Romance," "Erin Brockovich," "Edward Scissorhands" and "Krampus."
She is survived by her husband, Arnie Anderson, and her daughter, Samantha.