On tonight’s The Big Bang Theory, the show paid tribute to recurring cast member Carol Ann Susi who died earlier this week after a brief battle with cancer. Instead of co-creator Chuck Lorre’s signature vanity card, the episode ended with a heartfelt message honoring the memory of the veteran character actress who voiced Howard Wolowitz’s overbearing mother. Shocked and devastated by Susi’s sudden death, the Big Bang producers are yet to make a decision how to proceed with the character of Mrs. Wolowitz going forward.

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