“Who’s the Boss” Actress Katherine Helmond Passes Away

Katherine Helmond, May 1985. Photo by Mark Biggins/REX/Shutterstock (116463a)

Those who worked with and admired Katherine Helmond have paid their respects upon the actress’s passing.

The 89-year-old actress suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease and died as a result of complications in her Los Angeles home on the 23rd of February.

Her death was announced a week later, with her former co-stars sending their condolences.

Helmond was probably best known for her role as Mona on Who’s the Boss? between 1984 and 1992.

Alyssa Milano, who was a young girl at the time, eulogized the actress on Twitter, describing her as “My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock.”

Fellow co-stars, Tony Danza and Judith Light, called the Golden Globe-winning actress a national treasure and inspiration to many.

Helmond also appeared on Everybody Loves Raymond as the mother of Patricia Heaton’s character Deborah. Her on-screen daughter referred to her as a “class act and incredibly down to earth.”

A memorial for the late actress is being planned.