“Will & Grace” actress dies aged 83

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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.

The actress died of heart failure at a Los Angeles hospital on Sunday.

Morrison was offered the chance to reprise her role when the series, which originally ended in 2006, was revived in 2017, but she declined, having retired from acting.

Her other career roles included playing Sister Sixto in The Flying Nun with Sally Field from 1967 to 1970.