Remembering The Big Bang Theory's Carol Ann Susi: The Woman Behind Mrs. Wolowitz
Carol Ann Susi, a beloved member of The Big Bang Theory family, passed away last November after battling cancer. While Susi was rarely seen on screen, fans would certainly recognize her voice as the one and only Mrs. Wolowitz.
"The Big Bang Theory family has lost a beloved member today with the passing of Carol Ann Susi, who hilariously and memorably voiced the role of Mrs. Wolowitz," CBS, Executive Producers Chuck Lorre, Steve Molaro and Bill Prady and Warner Brothers Television said in a statement. "Unseen by viewers, the Mrs. Wolowitz character became a bit of a mystery throughout the show’s eight seasons. What was not a mystery, however, was Carol Ann’s immense talent and comedic timing, which were on display during each unforgettable appearance. In addition to her talent, Carol Ann was a constant source of joy and kindness to all. Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with her family during this time, and we will miss her greatly."
Last night Susi's The Big Bang Theory family paid tribute to her during a special episode where the dearly loved character of Mrs. Wolowitz passed away.
Cast members expressed their emotion over the loss of a dear friend and why last night's episode was particularly special.
So grateful to have known Carol Ann Susi who brought laughter & light with her always. She'll forever be in my heart. http://t.co/ecSsW7buPQ — Melissa Rauch (@MelissaRauch) November 12, 2014
Beloved Carol Ann Susi passed away, yes. The voice of Mrs wolowitz. Oh Carol Ann. http://t.co/cx8h9pUQ7s — Mayim Bialik (@missmayim) November 12, 2014
My heart is broken. I will miss your smile. Your spirit is forever with us. http://t.co/AOmLTEV0ZF — Kunal Nayyar (@kunalnayyar) November 12, 2014
We will truly miss our sweet wonderful and funny friend Carol Ann. — Bill Prady (@billprady) November 12, 2014
Over the next few days, you're gonna hear a lot about what a sweet, kind, funny woman Carol Ann Susi (Wolowitz's mom) was. Because she really, really was. She was in my very first episode of Big Bang, and she made me feel very welcome on a show that was already getting pretty huge. Carol would have to stand just off stage in front of a microphone, unable to see anything that was going on the set, and just bark her lines by herself. Her timing was impeccable. It's times like these when you rely on clichés – I'm sending love and kind thoughts to her family. She was a complete and total professional, a real sweetheart, and she will be dearly, dearly missed.
I am so proud of everyone’s work on tonight’s amazing new #BigBangTheory (US/Canada)— Bill Prady (@billprady) February 19, 2015
Here is a touching moment from last night's episode that saw the characters toasting to the memorable Mrs. Wolowitz.