Two and a Half Men actress Conchata Ferrell, 77, dies

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  • Conchata Ferrell has died at the age of 77 from complications following a cardiac arrest.
  • The actress was best known for playing the role of Berta in Two and a Half Men.
  • In a tribute to the actress Jon Cryer called his costar a "beautiful human" while Charlie Sheen wrote on Twitter she was "an absolute sweetheart".

Conchata Ferrell has died. She was 77 years old.

The actress died from complications following a cardiac arrest on Monday, reports Deadline, and was surrounded by family and friends.

Her manager, Dan Spilo later confirmed the news to CNN calling her a "wonderful, kind-hearted, strong woman". "She will be missed," he said.

The three-time Emmy nominated actress starred in films such as Edward Scissorhands and Erin Brockovich and was a regular on LA Law's sixth season before going on to teach acting for television at UCLA. She was best known, however, for playing Berta, the housekeeper, alongside Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer and later, Ashton Kutcher, in Two and a Half Men.

In a tribute to the actress, Jon Cryer wrote on Twitter: "She was a beautiful human.

"Berta's gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty's warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths. I'm crying for the woman I'll miss, and the joy she brought so many."

Charlie Sheen also shared a photo of himself with Conchata on set, calling her "an absolute sweetheart".

"Berta, your housekeeping was a tad suspect, your "people" keeping was perfect," he said.

Conchata is survived by her husband Arnie and daughter Samantha. 

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