Kim Fields mourns co-star Charlotte Rae's death in heartbroken post
After Charlotte Rae passed away from cancer, her co-star Kim Fields made sure to pay loving tribute to the "Facts of Life" actress in a series of heartbreaking Instagram posts.
According to Kim, Charlotte Ray was an "indelible force of spirit, and that is what brought life to every character she portrayed."
"While she will be missed on a level I can't even quantify, I am very happy knowing that she knew how much she was loved. She knew how well the show that SHE was the star of, was regarded. She knew she was a legend. And although she would never use those labels about herself, she knew that she was at the head of something that would impact generations. And her unique gift did. I am happy to know that she got her honors and her "flowers" while she was still with us."
Kim Fields played Dorothy "Tootie" Ramsey on "The Facts of Life," playing alongside Charlotte who played her kind housemother at an all-girls boarding school.
Rae became one of the most popular breakout characters, due to the interesting role she played in the series "Diff'rent Strokes," and she eventually, she proposed a spin-off for the show, and that became "The Facts of Life." This show is where the two lovely actresses met one another and built a relationship with one another. Eventually, Charlotte had to leave the show for health reasons.
As we have previously reported right here on Celebritist, Charlotte revealed that she was diagnosed with bone cancer in April 2017. This comes after she was announced cancer-free in 2010 following a tough battle with pancreatic cancer. In a statement, she shared:
"About seven years ago, I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer — which is a miracle that they found it because usually, it’s too late. My mother, sister, and my uncle died of pancreatic cancer. After six months of chemotherapy, I was cancer-free. I lost my hair, but I had beautiful wigs. Nobody ever knew. So now, at the age of 91, I have to make up my mind. I’m not in any pain right now. I’m feeling so terrific and so glad to be above ground. Now I have to figure out whether I want to go have treatment again or opt for life."
Due to her old age and the stressful effects of chemotherapy, the legendary actress chose to make the most out of the remainder of her life. She was 92-years-old when she peacefully passed away surrounded by her loved ones.