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Stars we lost in 2019

Wonderwall Logo By Wonderwall.com Editors of Wonderwall | Slide 1 of 202: Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars we lost in 2019, starting with this beloved entertainer... Shelley Morrison -- the actress best known as Rosario Salazar, Karen Walker's maid and confidante on "Will & Grace" -- died on Dec. 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure following a brief illness, publicist Lori De Waal told People magazine. She was 83. "Shelley's greatest pride as an actress was in playing the indomitable Rosario, in a comedy series that furthered the cause of social equity and fairness for LGBTQ people. She also took pride in portraying a strong, loving yet feisty Latina character," her husband of 46 years, Walter Dominguez, said in a statement. "She believed that the best way to change hearts and minds was through comedy." All the "Will & Grace" stars took to social media to pay tribute to Shelly -- who also memorably appeared on the 1960s TV show "The Flying Nun" and voiced Mrs. Portillo on "Handy Manny" -- including on-screen boss Megan Mullally, who tweeted in part, "thank you for your friendship & partnership, shell. you accomplished wonderful things in this world. you will be missed." Keep reading for more stars we lost this year...

Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars we lost in 2019, starting with this beloved entertainer... Shelley Morrison -- the actress best known as Rosario Salazar, Karen Walker's maid and confidante on "Will & Grace" -- died on Dec. 1 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure following a brief illness, publicist Lori De Waal told People magazine. She was 83. "Shelley's greatest pride as an actress was in playing the indomitable Rosario, in a comedy series that furthered the cause of social equity and fairness for LGBTQ people. She also took pride in portraying a strong, loving yet feisty Latina character," her husband of 46 years, Walter Dominguez, said in a statement. "She believed that the best way to change hearts and minds was through comedy." All the "Will & Grace" stars took to social media to pay tribute to Shelly -- who also memorably appeared on the 1960s TV show "The Flying Nun" and voiced Mrs. Portillo on "Handy Manny" -- including on-screen boss Megan Mullally, who tweeted in part, "thank you for your friendship & partnership, shell. you accomplished wonderful things in this world. you will be missed." Keep reading for more stars we lost this year...

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