Earlier this week actress Carol Ann Susi died after a brief battle with cancer. She was probably best known as the voice of the overbearing mother of Howard Wolowitz on the Big Bang Theory. To pay tribute, the show swapped out co-creator Chuck Lorre's vanity card at the end of last night's episode and replace it with a heartfelt message honoring the actress.
Susi started off in Hollywood as a character on Kolchak the Nightstalker and appeared on Seinfeld, Night Court, Murphy Brown, NYPD Blue, ER, Just Shoot Me, Becker, Six Feet Under, The King of Queens, Ugly Betty, Grey's Anatomy and CSI: New York just to name a few.
The producers have yet to decide how to proceed with the character moving forward.
Update – this is the card they put into the show's closing credits last night: