Hollywood has lost a beloved TV actress. Katherine Helmond of “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap” fame passed away on Feb. 23 at age 89, Access confirms.
Katherine Helmond’s talent agency confirmed Saturday March 1, 2019 that Katherine passed away at her home in Los Angeles on February 23, 2019 due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Helmond won two Golden Globes for her roles in sitcom Who’s the Boss? and the spoof satire series Soap.
“She was the love of my life. I’ve been with Katherine since I was 19 years old. The night she died, I saw that the moon was exactly half-full, just as I am now.”
— Husband, David Christian
Who’s the Boss is a sitcom that originally ran on ABC from September 20, 1984 to April 25, 1992. Katherine starred as Angela Robinson Bower’s mother. Angela was played by Judith Light.
Soap is a sitcom that originally ran on ABC from September 13, 1977 until April 20, 1981. Katherine played one of two main characters, Jessica Tate (née Gatling) — the sister of Mary Campbell and one of the two main characters of the show.
Alongside her TV and film work, the Texas-born actress had a successful career on stage.
Katherine Helmond received nominations for seven Emmy Awards, and starred in Everybody Loves Raymond, and Disney Pixar’s Cars. She also received a Tony Award nomination in 1973 for her Broadway performance in The Great God Brown.
Helmond, best known for her roles on the hit shows “Who’s the Boss?” and “Soap,” died Feb. 23 after suffering complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
Katherine Helmond has passed away.
My beautiful, kind, funny, gracious, compassionate, rock. You were an instrumental part of my life. You taught me to hold my head above the marsh! You taught me to do anything for a laugh! What an example you were!
Rest In Peace, Katherine. pic.twitter.com/HNIH0Ty6MN
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) March 1, 2019
We all lost a national treasure today. No words can measure my love. pic.twitter.com/eGTf6Ovt3f
— Tony Danza (@TonyDanza) March 1, 2019