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Conchata Ferrell, who played Berta on 'Two and a Half Men', passes away

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Los Angeles: Conchata Ferrell, who played 'Berta' on the hit TV sitcom 'Two and a Half Men' has passed away.

Ms Ferrell, whose vast list of credits included roles in 'Edward Scissorhands' and 'Erin Brockovich' earned three Emmy nominations in a career that spanned five decades across TV and film.

News of her passing was revealed by her manager Dan Spilo who remembered Ferrell as a "wonderful, kind-hearted, strong woman".

"She will be missed," he told CNN.

The 77-year-old was an accomplished theatre performer, winning a Drama Desk award in 1974 for her work in "The Sea Horse."

Former "Two and a Half Men" creator Chuck Lorre said in a statement to CNN, via Warner Bros TV: "We called her Chatty. And we all loved her. Twelve years of highs and lows, and lots and lots of laughter.

"Through it all she was a rock. One of the greats. I was privileged to call her a friend."

Jon Cryer remembered Ferrell as "a beautiful human" in a statement on Twitter.

"Berta's gruff exterior was an invention of the writers. Chatty's warmth and vulnerability were her real strengths," he wrote.

Sheen, meanwhile, called her "an absolute sweetheart," "a consummate pro," and "a genuine friend."

Ferrell is survived by her husband, Arnie, and her daughter, Samantha, Spilo said.