Carol Ann Susi dies aged 62 Posted November 12, 2014

Carol Ann Susi dies aged 62

Carol Ann Susi, who provided the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz, passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after battling cancer. Although Mrs. Wolowitz was rarely seen on the show, her character's off-screen interjections in her brash Brooklyn accent became a memorable part of the show. Mrs. Wolowitz featured in thirty-nine episodes of The Big Bang Theory, going back to its first season.

A statement from Warner Bros. and The Big Bang Theory producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Bill Prady said "Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show's eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann's immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance. In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family during this time, and we will miss her greatly." The Big Bang Theory cast members Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch paid tribute on Twitter.

Carol Ann Susi was born in Brooklyn in 1952. Starting in 1974 with a guest role on Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Carol Ann Susi appeared on shows including Cheers, Seinfeld, Married with Children, and That '70s Show.

Comments (40)

linda pearce Australia, 22:07 Dec 8 2014.
I was sadden by here passing, she can never be replaced because she is one of a kind, condolences to all of her family, that includes her second family being the big bang theory, god bless all.
Blake La Briere United States, 10:54 Dec 4 2014.
OMG!!! Carl Susi was so awesome, the cast and family (whats the difference) will always think of u and u did a great job on the best show ever
Behta Pakseresht United States, 03:06 Nov 22 2014.
My deepest condolences to all her family and friends, Rest in peace.
Steven Canada, 06:46 Nov 21 2014.
My condolences to all her family and friends, God rest her soul.
Aldo Muro Brazil, 13:31 Nov 20 2014.
My deepest condolences to the family, for her passing. God bless the family and her memore.
Connie R. United States, 08:46 Nov 20 2014.
So sorry to learn of her passing, she was a wonderful presence on the show, even without ever being fully seen. Like Maris on "Frasier", only better because she had lines, she sculpted the characters and the show. Please, please *do* keep the character on. For a stand-in, I don't think they need to look any further than Melissa Rauch, who is already eerily able to mimic her voice!
Frank Mosher United States, 19:12 Nov 19 2014.
I agree with Arthur Giabbaie in that the powers that be (Chuck, Bill, and Mark) should not let Mrs. Debbie Wolowitz go the way of Arthur "Professor Proton" Jeffries. I believe that they ought to consider approaching Fran Drescher. I can see her doing a fine attempt at mimicking Carol Ann Susi's vocal creation of the character. Plus, it would give the character---coached by Stuart on the treadmill that broke her leg---a face.
Hattitur Spain, 03:24 Nov 19 2014.
My deepest condolences to the family and the cast. So sorry for her passing.
William Corwin United States, 20:35 Nov 18 2014.
I Will Miss carol ann susi because i deeply love her. I Love Her because i hear bad news about she passed away. I hear bad news about she passed away because i think of her as she still be in god. Someday I See her to be in god.
Stuart United Kingdom, 14:00 Nov 18 2014.
Very sad to hear this news,what a great actor. RIP.

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