Life Will & Grace stars reflect on ‘Rosario’ death By weekster Posted on December 3, 2019 5 min read Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ The cast of Will & Grace mourns Shelley Morrison. The actress who played housekeeper Rosario in the sitcom died Sunday at the age of 83. “She was absolutely hilarious and she had the biggest heart” “What a sad news,” writes Sean Hayes, who plays Jack in the series, with a photo of his former colleague on Instagram. “Our beloved Shelley Morrison has passed away. She was absolutely hilarious and had the greatest heart. She was part of our Will and Grace family and will be missed terribly. My thoughts are with her husband Walter and her entire family.” View this post on Instagram Such sad news. Our beloved Shelley Morrison passed away today. She was absolutely hilarious and had the biggest heart. She was a part of our Will and Grace family and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her husband, Walter and her entire family. ❤️ P.S. On behalf of everyone at W&G, thank you for all the kind words. You guys are the best. xo A post shared by Sean Hayes (@seanhayes) on Dec 1, 2019 at 6:37pm PST Debra ‘Grace’ Messing posted a funny clip from the series on Instagram and said: “Oh Shelley, what a loss. Our dear Rosario is no longer there. Shelley had a career that lasted for decades, but she will always be our dear Rosie. Lots of love for Walter and the rest of the family. ” View this post on Instagram Oh, Shelley… what a loss. Our dear Rosario has passed on. Shelley had a career that spanned decades, but she will always be our dear Rosie. She was a kind soul with a huge heart and always had a smile on her face. All my love to Walter and the entire family. #shelleymorrison 😢 A post shared by Debra Messing (@therealdebramessing) on Dec 1, 2019 at 7:32pm PST Megan Mullally, the actress behind Karen, tweeted Sunday: “I just got an alert on my phone that Shelley Morrison has died. My heart is crying. Shelley, her beloved husband Walter and their children are in my mind. Thank you for your friendship and Shell partnership. You have achieved great things in this world. You will be missed. ” Eric McCormack (Will) also responded on Twitter. “Shelley was a wonderful soul and a great actor. Her work as Rosario was nuanced, grounded and hilarious season after season. She will be missed by everyone at Will & Grace, she was a big part of the show. Lots of love for Walter and her family. ” Morrison died of heart failure on Sunday. Between 1999 and 2006, the actress appeared in 68 episodes of Will & Grace as the undervalued domestic help of Karen, who later married and then divorced Jack again. The makers asked the actress back for the reboot of the series that started in 2017, but Morrison was now retired and had no interest in a return.