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

Ray Romano Remembers Doris Roberts
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.

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"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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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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