Ray Romano reacts to on-screen mother Doris Roberts' passing

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Ray Romano Remembers Doris Roberts

Doris Roberts, who played Marie on the CBS hit "Everybody Loves Raymond," died on Monday at the age of 90 of natural causes.

In the wake of her death, many celebrities took to social media to pay tribute to the legendary actress. Perhaps most notably, though, Ray Romano, who played Roberts' son on "Raymond," shared his emotional reaction to the tragic news.

SEE ALSO: 'Everybody Loves Raymond' creator pays tribute to Doris Roberts

"Doris Roberts had an energy and a spirit that amazed me," he said. "She never stopped -- whether working professionally of with her many charities or just nurturing and mentoring a green young comic trying to make it as an actor."

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Actress Doris Roberts arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, California November 1, 2015. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor Jack Betts and actress Doris Roberts (R) arrive at the premiere of the movie "Love & Mercy" at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
Actress Doris Roberts and an unidentified guest arrive at the premiere of the movie "The Impossible" at Arclight Cinema in Hollywood, California December 10, 2012. REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Cast member Doris Roberts arrives for the New York premiere of Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" in New York June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Patricia Heaton (R) poses with Doris Roberts, her co-star from "Everybody Love Raymond", during the ceremony honoring Heaton with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame along Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California May 22, 2012. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Doris Roberts arrives at the 30th anniversary of the People For The American Way Foundation celebration in Beverly Hills, California December 5, 2011. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT ANNIVERSARY)
Cast member Doris Roberts arrives for the New York premiere of Tyler Perry's "Madea's Witness Protection" in New York June 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
(L-R) The cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond," Monica Horan, Doris Roberts, Sawyer Sweeten, Ray Romano, Brad Garrett and Patricia Heaton accept their awards at the 8th Annual TV Land Awards in Los Angeles, California, April 17, 2010. REUTERS/Gus Ruelas (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Actress Doris Roberts (L) greets actor Charles Durning at a ceremony where Durning receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood July 31, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES)
Actor Charles Durning (C) holds a framed replica while posing for photographs with actresses Charlotte Rae (L) and Doris Roberts (R) at a ceremony where he receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood July 31, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES)
Actress Doris Roberts (C) gestures during a ceremony where actor Charles Durning receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood July 31, 2008. REUTERS/Phil McCarten (UNITED STATES)
Actress Doris Roberts arrives at the 6th Annual TV Land Awards in Santa Monica, California, June 8, 2008. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello (UNITED STATES)
(L-R) Marion Ross, Richard Chamberlain, Judy Reyes, Doris Roberts and Shirley Jones, all cast members in forthcoming Hallmark Channel original films, participate in a panel discussion at the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, California, January 12, 2006. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello
Actress Doris Roberts of "Everybody Loves Raymond" holds her Emmy award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series at the 57th annual Prime Time Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September, 18, 2005. REUTERS/Mike Blake MB
Emmy winner Doris Roberts arrives at the HBO after party following the 57th annual Emmy Awards at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood September 18, 2005. Picture taken September 18, 2005. REUTERS/Max Morse SSM/TC
Doris Roberts accepts her award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, with her grandsons, at the 57th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles September 18, 2005. Roberts won for her role in "Everybody Loves Raymond." REUTERS/Robert Galbraith GMH/DH
U.S. actress Doris Roberts arrives for the series wrap party of "Everybody Loves Raymond" in Santa Monica, California April 28, 2005. The final episode of the CBS sitcom, which has run for nine years, will air on May 16. REUTERS/Lee Celano ljc/JK/dh
Cast members of "Everybody Loves Raymond", (back L-R) Monica Horan, Peter Boyle, Brad Garrett, Ray Romano, (middle L-R) Madylin Sweeten, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts, (front L-R) Sawyer Sweeten and Sullivan Sweeten, pose for a group photo at the series wrap party in Santa Monica, California April 28, 2005. The final episode of the CBS sitcom, which has been running for nine years, will air on May 16. REUTERS/Lee Celano ljc/JK/CN
Actress Doris Robert (R) signs autographs following an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,214th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame February 10, 2003 in Los Angeles. Roberts has won three Emmy Awards, two of which are for her role as Marie in "Everybody Loves Raymond." REUTERS/Jim Ruymen JR
Actress Doris Roberts (C) signs board following an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,214th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame February 10, 2003 in Los Angeles. Roberts has won three Emmy Awards, two of which are for her role as Marie in "Everybody Loves Raymond." REUTERS/Jim Ruymen JR
Actress Doris Roberts poses with a replica plaque following an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,214th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame February 10, 2003 in Los Angeles. Roberts has won three Emmy Awards, two of which are for her role as Marie in "Everybody Loves Raymond." REUTERS/Jim Ruymen JR/ME
Actress Doris Roberts (C), surrounded by friends and family members savors the moment during an unveiling ceremony honoring her with the 2,214th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame February 10, 2003 in Los Angeles. Roberts has won three Emmy Awards, two of which are for her role as Marie in "Everybody Loves Raymond." REUTERS/Jim Ruymen JR/ME
Doris Roberts (R), won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Everybody Loves Raymond" at the 54th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 22, 2002. Roberts is shown with fellow cast members Patricia Heaton (C) and Peter Boyle at the Governor's Ball following the awards show. REUTERS/Fred Prouser RG
Actress Doris Roberts poses with the Emmy award she won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in "Everybody Loves Raymond" at the 53rd annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles November 4, 2001. The Emmys, honoring excellence in American television, was postponed twice due to the September 11attacks in New York and Washington. REUTERS/Andy Clark FSP
The cast of "Everybody Loves Ramon," from left front, Patricia Heaton, Doris Roberts and Ray Romano pose backstage at the 2nd Annual TV Guide Awards, as fellow cast member Brad Garrett has fun with his award March 5, at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles. The popular television series was voted Favorite Comedy Series by over 1.5 million TV fans who participated in voting for their favorite stars and television programs in two January issues of TV Guide magazine.
Actress Doris Roberts arrives September 12 at the 51st Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Roberts is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in CBS's "Everybody Loves Raymond." **DIGITAL IMAGE**
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Actress Doris Roberts attends the International Myeloma Foundation 8th Annual Comedy Celebration benefiting The Peter Boyle Research Fund & supporting The Black Swan Research Initiative featuring 'Celebrity Autobiography' at The Wilshire Ebell Theatre on November 8, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for International Myeloma Foundation)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Sony Music Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis, Carousel of Hope Chairman Barbara Davis, and actress Doris Roberts attend the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball presented by Mercedes-Benz at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 11, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
vLOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 22: Actresses Jo Anne Worley (L) and Doris Roberts attend the 8th Annual BritWeek Launch Party at a private residence on April 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 01: Actress Doris Roberts arrives at the 9th Annual Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival Opening Night Gala honoring Carl Reiner with tributes at Saban Theatre on May 1, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/WireImage)
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Throughout her career, Doris Roberts won a total of five Emmys, including four for her run on "Everybody Loves Raymond," which ran for nine seasons.

"She did everything with such a grand love for life and people," Romano continued. "I will miss her dearly."

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