‘Will & Grace’ actress, Shelley Morrison, dies aged 83

‘Will & Grace’ actress, Shelley Morrison, dies aged 83

Actress Shelley Morrison, best known for playing maid Rosario in TV comedy Will and Grace, has died aged 83.

The New Yorker played Rosario Salazar in 68 episodes of the sitcom from 1999 to 2006.

The character, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador, was only due to appear once but proved so popular with viewers she made regular appearances.

Morrison’s much-loved character worked as a maid for Grace’s assistant, Karen Walker, and married her gay friend Jack McFarland in order to get a green card to stay in the country.

Debra Messing, who plays Grace Adler, led the tributes, posting on Instagram: “Oh, Shelley… what a loss.”

She added: “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.”