Estelle Harris has died aged 93


Beloved comedic actress Estelle Harris died at the age of 93. Her son confirmed the news in a report to Deadline, and he was thankfully with his mother in her final moments. The actress died of natural causes at her home in Palm Desert, California. Most audiences would recognize Harris for her work as Estelle Costanza on NBC Seinfeldalthough she more than likely impressed viewers of all ages in one project or another.

Harris is survived by three children and three grandchildren. She started acting once her children grew up and she was often dubbed “the queen of commercials”. Her son, Glen, issued the following statement to announce the passing of his mother:


“It is with the greatest remorse and sadness to announce that Estelle Harris passed away tonight. [April 2] at 6:25 p.m. Her kindness, passion, sensitivity, humor, empathy and love were virtually unmatched, and she will be terribly missed by all who knew her.”

Unmatched is a great word to use to describe her humor and passion for her craft, as the actress has often left viewers angry with her work. She appeared in a few movies before Seinfeldwho understood Once upon a time in America and Stand up and deliver.

Estelle Harris and Jerry Stiller in Seinfeld
Image via Columbia Pictures Television

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His television son Jason Alexander took to Twitter to honor her legacy, saying “one of my favorite people has passed away – my TV mom, Estelle Harris. The joy of playing with her and savoring her glorious laugh was a treat. I adore you , Estelle. I love you and your family. Serenity now and always.

Guest roles on various TV shows also make up a big part of his resume, with Harris appearing on shows like night yard, Married with children, Law and order, Crazy of youand Star Trek: Voyager. She was also a prominent comedian, appearing as the voice of Mrs. Potato Head in all three toy story suites, with toy story 4 serving as his final role. This did not mark all of her collaborations with Disney animated projects, as she also voiced characters in Kim possible, The proud familyand Timon & Pumbaa. Younger fans will also recognize her as the maid Muriel from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody.

Thank you Estelle, for always making us smile and laugh.


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