‘Mary Tyler Moore’ Actress Georgia Engel Dies Aged 70

April 16, 2019 Updated: April 16, 2019

Actress Georgia Engel, perhaps best known for portraying Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” has died.

Engel’s friend and executor, John Quilty, said she died on Friday, April 12, in Princeton, New Jersey, according to The Associated Press.

Quilty said the cause of death remains unknown.

Engel died aged 70.

Georgia Engel
Georgia Engel at the 61st Annual Obie Awards at Webster Hall in New York City, on May 23, 2016. (Mike Pont/Getty Images for American Theater Wing)

“I know the world will be sad and sorry. She touched so many people,” said her agent, Jacqueline Stander.

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Actress Georgia Engel at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences celebrating Betty White’s 60 years on television at the Leonard Goldenson Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2008. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Besides playing the soft-spoken Georgette on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” Engel had roles in “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”

Georgia Engel on a panel
FILE—Actress Georgia Engel answering a question during a panel discussion in Beverly Hills, Calif., on July 31, 2018. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Her prolific career included guest appearances on a variety of series, including “The Love Boat,” “Fantasy Island,” “Coach,” and “Two and a Half Men.”

She had been nominated five times for the Primetime Emmy award.

Condolences Pour In

She was “the sweetest, kindest, dearest woman. And crazy talented. I will miss her,” Valerie Bertinelli, who starred in “Hot in Cleveland,” said in a Twitter post.

Television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal, who is best known as the creator, writer, and executive producer of the sitcom “Everybody Loves Raymond,” shared condolences on Twitter, saying: “To our dear sweet friend, we’ll love and miss you and your brilliant talent always.”

“Very sad news: the wonderful 5-time Emmy Award-nominee, Georgia Engel has died at 70. R.I.P.,” wrote “Murder, She Wrote” star Angela Lansbury.

Engel’s final credited television appearance came last year in the Netflix series “One Day at a Time.”

Funeral services for Engel, whose survivors include her sisters Robin Engel and Penny Lusk, will be private, Quilty said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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