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'The Big Bang Theory' actress Carol Ann Susi dies

Los Angeles: 62-year-old actress Carol Ann Susi, who is best known for voicing Mrs Wolowitz on hit sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory', has died.

The actress, who was battling cancer, died early Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"'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 and Bill Prady.

Mrs Wolowitz was rarely seen on-screen ¿ though eagle-eyed viewers caught a glimpse of the pink-clad parent at Howard's (Simon Helberg) wedding in the fifth season finale. It is unclear how Susi's passing will impact the show, though it is worth noting Melissa Rauch (Bernadette) does a spot-on impression of her character.

Susi grew up in Brooklyn and moved to Los Angeles in the 1970s. Shortly after, she earned a spot as Kolchak's secretary, Monique Marmelstein, on ABC's 'The Night Stalker'. Other credits include guest appearances on 'Cheers', 'Doogie Howser', 'MD', 'Mad About You', 'Just Shoot Me', 'Seinfeld' and 'Six Feet Under'. Susi also appeared in several Los Angeles theatrical productions.

Susi is survived by her brother, Michael Susi, and his wife Connie, and many friends she considered to be family.

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