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02 December 2019 06:38

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‘Will & Grace’ stars mourn Shelley Morrison, who played maid Rosario

Will And Grace stars paid tribute to co-star Shelley Morrison on Sunday, after the veteran actress died aged 83. Morrison played Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, in the original run of Will And Grace from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of the cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for Best Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Half-century career: Shelly Morrison, known for her role as a maid on Will And Grace, died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure at 83; shown in 2015 Her Will And Grace character, originally written for a single episode, proved so popular in her interactions with co-star Megan Mullally that she would appear in 68 episodes during the NBC series' eight seasons. Part of the family: Morrison celebrates with Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes after they won for their work on Will And Grace in 2000 Remembering a friend: Sean Hayes, who played the over-the-top actor Jack McFarland on Will And Grace, shared a post about his co-star's passing on Instagram Sean Hayes, who played the over-the-top actor Jack McFarland on Will And Grace, shared a short post about his co-star's passing on Instagram. Heavy heart: Megan Mullally, who employed Shelley's character on Will And Grace, tweeted out a remembrance of the late actress Sunday night Scene stealer: Lead actress Debra Messing put the spotlight on Morrison's comedic skills in a short clip from their series posted to her Instagram Megan Mullally, who employed Shelley's character on Will And Grace, tweeted out a remembrance of the late actress Sunday night.

Lead actress Debra Messing put the spotlight on Morrison's comedic skills in a short clip from their series posted to her Instagram. 'It was with a heavy heart that she gave us that information and that we received it,' said Will And Grace co-creator Max Mutchnick in 2017 about her passing on the new series. Before Will And Grace, Morrison was best known for playing Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun alongside Sally Field from 1967 to 1970. Early role: Before Will And Grace, Morrison was best known for playing Sister Sixto on The Flying Nun alongside Sally Field from 1967 to 1970 Later film roles placed her alongside Shelley Long in Troop Beverly Hills in 1989 and with Salma Hayek in 1997's Fools Rush In. Debra Messing, 'Will & Grace' co-stars mourn Shelley Morrison, who played maid Rosario Salazar LOS ANGELES — Shelley Morrison, an actress with a 50-year career who was best known for playing a memorable maid on "Will & Grace," has died. Publicist Lori DeWaal says Morrison died Sunday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure.

Morrison played Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, in the original run of "Will & Grace" from 1999 to 2006, becoming part of a cast that won a Screen Actors Guild award for best ensemble in a comedy series. Before "Will & Grace," Morrison was best known for playing Sister Sixto on "The Flying Nun" alongside Sally Field from 1967 to 1970. "Will & Grace" star Eric McCormack lauded Morrison on Twitter Sunday night as "a beautiful soul & a wonderful actor. Her work as Rosario, season after season, was as nuanced and real as it was hysterical." He sent words of condolence to Morrison's family that were echoed by his fellow actors. His co-star Debra Messing also took to Twitter Sunday to mourn the loss of Morrison, saying, "Shelley had a career that spanned decades, but she will always be our dear Rosie." Shelley Morrison, left, celebrates with the cast of 'Will & Grace' (from left, Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes) at the Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles in September 2000.

Veteran stage and screen star Shelley Morrison, celebrated for her roles on the sitcoms Will & Grace and The Flying Nun, has died. Morrison's rep, Lori DeWaal, confirmed to ET that the actress died on Sunday, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, from heart failure after a brief illness. Morrison was best known for playing Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador, on the original run of Will & Grace. During her long career, which spanned over 50 years, Morrison appeared in dozens of TV shows and films, and lent her voice to various animated projects including the children's series Handy Manny. Shelley Morrison, who passed away Sunday at the age of 83, was best known for playing Karen Walker's (Megan Mullally) opinionated maid Rosario Salazar during the original run of the Emmy-winning NBC comedy.

She quickly became a fan favorite and was promoted to a series regular at the start of Season 3, the only actor ever to join the original series regular quartet of Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Mullally and Sean Hayes. Related Story Hollywood And Fans Pay Tribute To 'Will & Grace's Shelley Morrison In it, Karen, Will (McCormack), Grace (Messing) and Jack (Hayes) learn that Rosario has died and eulogize her at a memorial service. "Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today," Hayes wrote.

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