Conchata Ferrell, the actor who is best known for her much loved role as Berta the housekeeper on Two and a Half Men, died on Tuesday in Sherman Oaks aged 77.
“An absolute sweetheart,” her co-star Charlie Sheen tweeted alongside a photo of himself and Ferrell on the show sharing a beer. “A consummate pro,” continued the actor. “A genuine friend. A shocking and painful loss. Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect,” he jokingly affectionately said before adding heartfully, “your ‘people’ keeping was perfect.”
Two and a Half Men creator and executive producer Chuck Lorre described Ferrell as “one of the greats” before adding: “We called her Chatty. And we all loved her,” in a statement.
“Twelve years of highs and lows, and lots and lots of laughter. Through it all, she was a rock. One of the greats. I was privileged to call her a friend.”
Meanwhile, Warner Bros. TV, the studio behind the programme have also paid tribute to Ferrell, “We are saddened by the loss of Conchata Ferrell and are grateful for the years she brought us laughs as Berta which will live on forever.”
Ferrell was hospitalised in May and the actor spent more than four weeks in the ICU, which during her stint in the hospital she went into a cardiac arrest. She was then relocated to a long-term treatment centre where she remained on a respirator and dialysis.
Ferrell was one of the key ingredients to the success of Two and a Half Men with her performance of Berta on all 12 seasons of the hit show leading her to be nominated for two Primetime Emmy Award nominations for supporting actress in a comedy series. The actress appeared in 212 episodes from 2003 to 2015.