Rest in peace, Charlotte Rae. Hours after the beloved TV actress passed away at age 92 after battling cancer, many of Charlotte’s former co-stars and fans took to social media to express their sadness over her death.
“It’s with a heavy heart and lots of tears (but a smile as I think of her) that I now move through the world without this incredible force of a woman being in it. She was my champion, a teacher, a proud example of the tenacity and perseverance needed to live an actor’s life,” Charlotte’s The Facts of Life co-star Mindy Cohn wrote in an Instagram tribute on Sunday, Aug. 5.
“I love you, Char. I will continue to make you proud. And, as I send sympathies to Larry and the rest of the family, I wish you the happiest of homecomings,” Mindy concluded her touching post.
Charlotte and Mindy’s Facts of Life co-star Lisa Whelchel also took to Twitter to pay tribute to Mrs. Garrett. “Thank you, Charlotte, for 40 years of friendship and love. You will be missed,” she wrote.
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