'The Big Bang Theory' Star Kunal Nayyar Remembers Carol Ann Susi

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:00 AM PST, November 17, 2014
Playing 'The Big Bang Theory' Star Kunal Nayyar Remembers Carol Ann Susi

The Big Bang Theory is dealing with the loss of their beloved cast member, Carol Ann Susi.

Susi passed away at the age of 62 on Nov. 11, after battling terminal cancer. Although unseen by viewers, she was an essential part of the show, playing the voice of Mrs. Wolowitz, Howard's (Simon Helberg) mother. 

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When the news of her passing initially broke, her co-star Kunal Nayyar, who plays Howard's best friend Raj Koothrappali, tweeted out a message for her.

Now Kunal is opening up to Ellen DeGeneres about what people may not have known about the woman behind the voice.

The 33-year-old actor describes Susi as a woman who never drove in Los Angeles, "For 30 years she didn't drive a car. So she would take a bus to work. There's a bus stop outside of Warner Brothers and she would sit there and I would pick her up sometimes- we used to live close to each other."

The conversations in those car are what he remembers, "She would always say, 'I don't understand how people recognize me from my voice.'" He continues, "You know she had a lovely smile and whenever you asked her how her day was going she would say, 'There's not a another place I'd rather be than here, so my day is going lovely.' Her spirit will live with us on set forever."

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Susi's career in television extended for 40 years, the actress is survived by her brother Michael Susi, his wife Connie, and "the multitudes of friends who truly were Carol Ann's other family."