AceShowbiz - "Will & Grace" actress Shelley Morrison passed away on Sunday, December 1 at 83. Following the devastating news, the heartbroken cast of the sitcom took to social media to express their condolences.
Megan Mullaly was one the stars who paid tribute for Shelley who appeared on the hit series as Rosario Salazar, a maid from El Salvador who was the longtime employee and friend of Megan's Karen Walker. "Just got a bulletin on my phone that shelley morrison has passed. my heart is heavy," she wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the late actress.
"putting shelley, her beloved husband walter & their children in the light. thank you for your friendship & partnership, shell. you accomplished wonderful things in this world. you will be missed," she added.
Actor Sean Hayes, who portrayed Jack McFarland on the show, also shared a tribute on his own account as well. "Such a sad news. Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today," he captioned a photo of Shelley in character as Rosario. "She was absolutely hilarious and had the biggest heart. She was a part of our Will and Grace family and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her entire family."
Also expressing her condolences was Debra Messing. "Oh, Shelley... what a loss. Our dear Rosario has passed on. Shelley had a career that spanned decades, but she will always be our dear Rosie. All my love to Walter and the entire family. #shelleymorrison," she wrote in addition to sharing a clip of Shelley's Rosario comedic scene.
"Shelley was a beautiful soul and wonderful actor. Her work as Rosario, season after season, was as nuanced and real as it was hysterical," Eric McCormack said. "She will be missed by everyone at #WillandGrace. She's a huge part of it. Sending so much love to Walter and Shelley's whole family."
According to Shelley's representative, Lori DeWaal, the star died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, from heart failure after a brief illness. Throughout her 50-year-long career, in addition to "Will & Grace", Shelly starred in dozens of TV shows and films. She also lent her voice to various animated projects including the children's series "Handy Manny".