Conchata Ferrell died on Monday, October 12th at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. According to Deadline, her death was caused by complications following a cardiac arrest. The actress’s family was by her side at the time of her death. She was 77.
Ferrell was most well known for her role as Berta, a brash and outspoken housekeeper, in the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men. Often a scene-stealer, the role lead to two Emmy nominations for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series in 2005 and 2007. Her other notable projects include Edward Scissorhands, E/R, Grace and Frankie, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and L.A. Law, which also landed her an Emmy nomination in 1992.
Ferrell’s Two and a Half Men co-stars, including Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, and Melanie Lynskey took to Twitter to pay their condolences and share fond memories of Ferrell. Sheen called the news a “shocking and painful loss.”
an absolute sweetheart— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) October 13, 2020
a consummate pro
a genuine friend
a shocking and painful loss.
was a tad suspect,
your "people"keeping was perfect.
She was a beautiful human— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) October 13, 2020
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
Lovely, brilliant Chatti. I'm weeping. She was the warmest, most gracious lady. Her husband Arnie came to every single taping of Two And A Half Men and sat in the audience, beaming with pride. Her sweet daughter Samantha was often there too. Oh, she was loved. She will be missed. https://t.co/38Nu2QGF6L— Melanie Lynskey (@melanielynskey) October 13, 2020
Fans also paid tribute to the actress in response to her passing.
This loss hits hard! Conchata Ferrell, best known for her hilarious role as Berta the housekeeper in Two And A Half Men, passed away at the age of 77.— Christian Maracle (@MaracleMan) October 13, 2020
Next to Charlie Sheen, she had the best and most iconic role in one of the best sitcoms of all time! RIP ?? pic.twitter.com/jOJzmwl2Ur
Just heard that Conchata Ferrell passed away. I was always so happy to see her pop up in something. There is no Mystic Pizza without Leona. I love that she + Julia reunited for Erin B. But in my heart she’ll always be the Romanian gymnastics official from the 1984 TV movie Nadia. pic.twitter.com/hC3FU3Q0Lh— Toby Herman (@tobyherman27) October 13, 2020
Berta has retired to Charlie’s beach house in the sky. RIP Conchata Ferrell ? pic.twitter.com/LpZQlfX5GQ— Lee Radziwill (@RadziwillLee) October 13, 2020
Ferrell is survived by her husband Arnie Anderson, her daughter Samantha, and two step daughters.