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‘Will & Grace’ Star Shelley Morrison Passes Away at Cedars

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'Will & Grace' Star Shelley Morrison Dead at 83

BEVERLY GROVE (TMZ) — Shelley Morrison — who famously starred on “Will & Grace” as the maid, Rosario — died Sunday from heart failure … according to her publicist.

Shelley passed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Her publicist Lori DeWaal told AP, the actress had a brief illness before her heart gave out at the hospital.

“Will & Grace” fans remember Shelley’s role as Rosario Salazar from the show’s original airings … from 1999 to 2006. The story goes … the show’s writers only had the character in one episode, but her chemistry with Megan Mullaly was so popular … they kept writing her in more episodes.

Shelley would go on to appear in 68 episodes during the show’s 8-year run. Debra Messing tweeted about her “dear Rosie” after getting the news of her death.

Now, Morrison was already a veteran actor by the time she became famous as Rosario. She’d started landing TV roles in the early 60s, and worked steadily as a charter actress in shows like, “Dr. Kildare,” “Gunsmoke,” “My Favorite Martian” and “The Partridge Family.”

Shelley was 83.

RIP

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