Conchata Ferrell (1943-2020) is dead. The US actress died on October 12 at the age of 77 as a result of complications following a cardiac arrest. This is what the industry journal “Deadline” reports. According to this, Ferrell passed away peacefully with her family in a hospital in Sherman Oaks, a district of Los Angeles.
The actress has been seen in numerous roles over the past decades, including often in series such as “Murder is her hobby”, “Who’s the boss here?” and “Sabrina – Totally Bewitched!”. Ferrell also appeared in films such as “Erin Brockovich” or “Edward Scissorhands”. But she was best known for her role as housekeeper Berta on the popular sitcom “Two and a Half Men”.
In truth, she was warm and vulnerable
Jon Cryer (55), who played Alan Harper in “Two and a Half Men”, got in touch after the news became known on Twitter. “She was a wonderful person,” explained Cryer, among other things. The “rough” Berta was at that time a pure invention of the authors: “Chatty’s warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths”. He’s crying for a woman he’ll miss – and who has brought joy to so many people.
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
Also Charlie Sheen (55), who played Charlie Harper in the sitcom, mourned Ferrell on Twitter. She was an “absolute treasure”, but at the same time also a “perfect professional” and a “true friend”. “For him the death of his colleague is a” shocking and painful loss “.
In July it was revealed that Ferrell had suffered a serious heart attack. After several weeks in an intensive care unit, she was moved to a nursing home, according to US media reports. At that time she was still dependent on a ventilator and dialysis machine. So she could perceive her surroundings and was conscious, but could neither speak nor communicate.