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Two and a Half Men star Conchata Ferrell dies aged 77

Actress Conchata Ferrell has died at the age of 77.

The Two and a Half Men star passed away on October 12 as a result of complications following a cardiac arrest.

She was surrounded by her family at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California.

"We are saddened by the loss of Conchata Ferrell and are grateful for the years she brought us laughs as Berta which will live on forever," Warner Bros. TV tweeted.

The actress was hospitalised in May after falling ill and spent four weeks in an intensive care unit, during which she went into cardiac arrest.

Actress Conchata Ferrell and husband Arnie Anderson
Actress Conchata Ferrell and husband Arnie Anderson a arrive at the 59th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on September 16, 2007 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Emmys/Getty Images for FOX) (Getty)

By July she was in a stable condition but on a respirator and dialysis. Her husband Arnie Anderson told TMZ at the time that she had recently been transferred to a long-term care facility.

"It's going to be a while before there's any recovery. It's all neurological. There's nothing we can do to speed it up the process. We are hoping for the best," he told the outlet, adding that Ferrell was aware of her surroundings, but could not communicate.

Charlie (Charlie Sheen) and Berta (Conchata Ferrell) on Two and Half Men.
Charlie (Charlie Sheen, left) looks on as Berta (Conchata Ferrell, centre) holds her new grandchild on Two and Half Men. (CBS via Getty Images)

Ferrell was best known for her role as the housekeeper in Two and a Half Men. In 2005 and 2007, Ferrell received Emmy nominations for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as the no-nonsense Berta.

She was also nominated for an Emmy in 1992 for playing Susan Bloom on L.A. Law.

Conchata is survived by her husband and their daughter, 38-year-old Samantha. 

The cast of Two and a Half Men
Marin Hinkle, Charlie Sheen, Angus T. Jones, Jon Cryer, Conchata Ferrell and Holland Taylor arrive at the Evening with "Two And A Half Men" in 2008. (Getty)
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