Actor Jon Cryer posted a touching tribute to his “Two and a Half Men” co-star Conchata Ferrel who died Monday following complications of cardiac arrest, ABC reported. The actress played Berta on the popular TV show. She was 77.
“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,” Cryer tweeted.
He recalled meeting her for the first time on the set of “Men,” and how he was so happy to work with her. He “gushed” to her about her then-decades long body of work.
Jon Cryer implored his fans to seek some of her other acting roles.
Charlie Sheen also posted his love for Ferrell after hearing of her death.
The veteran actress was nominated twice for an Emmy for her “Two and a Half Men” role. She nominated in 1992 for her role as Susan Bloom on “L.A. Law,” Deadline reported.
She was also an accomplished theater actress, Deadline said. She was as an original member of the Circle Repertory Theatre and taught acting at UCLA for many years.
Conchata Ferrell had suffered serious health issues
Doctors put Ferrell on a respirator after she suffered a heart attack in July, TMZ reported then.
Her husband, Arnie, told the website that she had been hospitalized after she went into cardiac arrest for about 10 minutes.
Ferrell was also receiving dialysis for a kidney infection.
She had been hospitalized late last year after an incident at her home in West Virginia. In December, she became very weak, her husband said, and needed to be admitted to the hospital for treatment. Doctors diagnosed her with a kidney infection that had contaminated her blood.
After leaving the hospital in January, Ferrell was bedridden for weeks.
She is survived by her husband and daughter Samantha.