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EXCLUSIVE: Doris Roberts' Close Friends Gather to Pay Tribute, Toast Late Actress With Her Favorite Champagne

by Jackie Willis 10:22 AM PDT, April 19, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Doris Roberts' Close Friends Gather to Pay Tribute, Toast Late Actress With Her Favorite Champagne

Doris Roberts was sweetly remembered on Monday night when her friends gathered at her Los Angeles, California, home to celebrate her life.

A source tells ET that the late actress' close friends gave a toast in honor of the Everybody Loves Raymond star with her favorite champagne, Dom Perignon. "We shared memories, laughed and cried together. It was a beautiful evening," the source said. "She was always there for her friends. We loved her very much."

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According to the rep for Roberts' family, the five-time Emmy winner died in her sleep of natural causes on April 17 in Los Angeles. She was 90.

A source told ET that just a week earlier, Roberts had friends over for dinner, and they "laughed and ate pasta," adding that the actress also sang "Moon River" with a few of her guests.

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Dancing With the Stars contestant Jodie Sweetin also paid tribute to Roberts -- who played Claire Tanner, grandmother to Sweetin's character, Stephanie Tanner, in a season three episode of Full House in 1989 -- when she spoke to ET on Monday night.

"She will always be a piece of Full House history," said the 34-year-old actress, who was only seven when Roberts guest starred on the show. "We always think that everyone in this business sort of lives on eternally, that they're always there, and when we lose them it's really sad."

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