Ferrell died on Monday as a result of complications following a cardiac arrest, according to multiple reports. According to Deadline, who was first to report the news, Ferrell died peacefully, surrounded by family at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California. She was 77 years old. Ferrell was best known for playing housekeeper Berta on Two and a Half Men.
Cryer tweeted about the sad news, calling her a "beautiful human."
"Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers," he wrote. "Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths."
"I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many," he added.
She was a beautiful human
Berta’s gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths.
I’m crying for the woman I’ll miss, and the joy she brought so many. https://t.co/SucL6gFaAR
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) October 13, 2020
Meanwhile, fellow Sheen called Ferrell an "absolute sweetheart."
an absolute sweetheart
a consummate pro
a genuine friend
a shocking and painful loss.
was a tad suspect,
your "people"keeping was perfect.
— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) October 13, 2020
In July, TMZ reported that Ferrell was transferred to a long-term care facility after suffering a heart attack. Ferrell's husband, Arnie Anderson, told the outlet that she was first hospitalized in May after feeling ill. According to the report, Ferrell's illness was the result of an infection she suffered late last year.
Ferrell is survived by her husband, one daughter, two stepdaughters, along with several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.