The death of Georgie Engel has left her “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-star Patricia Heaton in utter “shock”. The star passed away in Princeton, New Jersey on April 12, 2019.
The duo starred as Debra Barone and Pat MacDougall in the hit series. Engel was best known for her roles on “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, the former of which earned three nominations for outstanding guest actress in a comedy series.
Heaton took to Twitter to express her sorrow following the sad demise of her co-star.
“I am in shock — Georgia was an absolute angel — so dear, so sweet, so talented. God bless you Georgia!” she tweeted.
The tweet was followed by another one where she recalled her favorite episodes featuring Engel.
“One of my favorite episodes was where Robert catches Pat smoking — she was just brilliant!”
“I know the world will be sad and sorry. She touched so many people," Engel’s agent Jacqueline Stander told a source.
Heaton is not the only one who is devastated following the news of Engel’s death. The late actress’ former co-stars took to social media to share how they feel about losing her.
“To our dear sweet friend, we’ll love and miss you and your brilliant talent always,” Phil Rosenthal, Everybody Loves Raymond’s creator, writer, and executive producer, tweeted.
“Such sad news. I worked with Georgia on Hot In Cleveland. She was as warm and lovely as I always imagined she would be. Georgia Engel, comic actress memorable on Mary Tyler Moore Show, dies at 70,” Dave Foley tweeted.
Georgia was born in July 1948 in Washington D.C to her father Benjamin Engel and mother Ruth Engel. She went on to study theatre at the University of Hawaii.
The actress was also known for her appearance on “The Love Boat” and her role as Mamie on “Hot in Cleveland.”