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Yesterday, the TV community was saddened to hear of the passing of Conchata Ferrell, who was best known for her role as Berta the housekeeper on Two and a Half Men. For 12 seasons, Ferrell left audiences in stiches with Berta’s tough demeanor and spot-on one-liners. This would make her favorite with fans and earn her two Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. She left a significant mark on TV and, now, Two and a Half Men co-stars like Charlie Sheen and Jon Cryer are paying tribute to her.
Shortly after Conchata Ferrell’s passing was reported, Charlie Sheen posted a sweet message on Twitter, in which he referred to the actress as a “consummate pro” and “genuine friend.” He also sent one last message to her character:
Jon Cryer added to these sentiments with a lengthy thread in which he mourned “Chatty” and remembered her for her “warmth and vulnerability,” which he says were her greatest strengths:
Cryer went on to recall the first time he worked with Conchata Ferrell and how excited he was to star alongside her since he was a fan of her previous work. The actor also sweetly recommended that fans take some time to look at Ferrell’s body of work.
Melanie Lynskey, who played Rose on the show, also praised Ferrell, calling her “the warmest, most gracious lady.” In her message, Lynskey made note of the loving support Ferrell always received from her husband:
The matriarch of the Harper family, Holland Taylor, also retweeted several posts from her colleagues. And when retweeting Jon Cryer’s, she could only say that his sentiments perfectly summed up the emotional weight of Ferrell’s passing:
Two and a Half Men co-creator Lee Aronsohn also took to social media to pay his respects to the late star. The producer referred to Ferrell as a “warm, wonderful woman” and also made note of her loving relationship with her husband:
We called her Chatty. And we all loved her. Twelve years of highs and lows, and lots and lots of laughter. Through it all she was a rock. One of the greats. I was privileged to call her a friend.
While many are likely still reeling from Conchata Ferrell’s passing, and it’s so nice to see so many of her former colleagues honor her in such a great way. Her character may not have been the warmest person in the world, but it definitely sounds like Ferrell was a loving presence behind the scenes.
We here at CinemaBlend continue to extend our thoughts to Conchata Ferrell’s loved ones at this time.