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– by Anthony Esteves

Late Sunday evening, news head spread throughout the industry that Shelley Morrison has passed away. The actress was most known for her role as Karen’s housekeeper Rosario in the NBC series Will & Grace. According to sources, Morrison’s death was caused by heart failure. She was 83.

While numerous fans of the actress sent out their condolences on the web, it was her former cast mates that sent out some of the more emotional messages. Karen herself, Megan Mullally, sent the following message on her Twitter account:

More messages continued from the rest of the Will & Grace family.

“Oh, Shelley… what a loss. Our dear Rosario has passed on. Shelley had a career that spanned decades, but she will always be our dear Rosie. She was a kind soul with a huge heart and always had a smile on her face. All my love to Walter and the entire family. #shelleymorrison”  — Debra Messing (Grace).

“Shelley was a beautiful soul & a wonderful actor. Her work as Rosario, season after season, was as nuanced and real as it was hysterical. She will be missed by everyone at #WillandGrace, she’s a huge part of it. Sending so much love to Walter and Shelley’s whole family. #Rosario” — Eric McCormack (Will).

“Such sad news. Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today. She was absolutely hilarious and had the biggest heart. She was a part of our Will & Grace family and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her entire family.” — Sean Hayes (Jack).

“So sad to hear of this news. Shelley Morrison was a beloved member of the Will & Grace family. She will be sorely missed.” — Scott Icenogle (Composer and music producer).

Morrison had been a working actress in the television industry for over 52 years. Her talent will be greatly missed by those who worked with her and the many fans who enjoyed her work.

Rest in peace, Shelley.

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Source: Deadline.