Actress Carol Ann Susi, the voice behind Howard Wolowitz's unseen mother on The Big Bang Theory has passed away after battling cancer.
Her rep confirmed the news on 11th November, according to a TV Line report. The actress was 62 years old.
Warner Bros TV, CBS, and the show's executive producers, Chuck Lorre, Steven Molaro and Bill Prady issued the following statement post her death:
"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. 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."
How Susi's death will affect the show, is unclear as of now. The producers could decide to bring in a new voice talent to replace the unseen character.
Apart from The Big Bang Theory, Carol Ann Susi also starred on Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty and Seinfeld during her 40-year career.