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‘Will & Grace’ Actress, Shelley Morrison, Passes Away at 83

Published on December 2nd, 2019 | Updated on December 2nd, 2019 | By FanFest

Shelley Morrison passed away on Sunday morning at age 83.  Morrison played Rosario on Will & Grace. Rosario was Karen Walker’s (Megan Mullally) maid on the first run of Will & Grace.

Rosario (also called Rosie) had a contentious yet loving relationship with Karen. Morrison appeared in 68 episodes of the comedy but was in the reviva.  Morrison declined to return after retiring from acting.

“Shelley’s greatest pride as an actress was in playing the indomitable Rosario, in a comedy series that furthered the cause of social equity and fairness for LGBTQ people,” her publicist, Lori DeWaal, told EW. “She also took pride in portraying a strong, loving yet feisty Latina character. She believed that the best way to change hearts and minds was through comedy.”

She was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for heart failure after a brief illness where she passed away.

Her fellow cast mates and others have taken to social media to remember her.  Debra Messing, Sean, Hayes, and Eric McCormack shared too.

What do you remember most about Morrison and her character, Rosario?  Let us know in the comments below.

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