Ted Danson, overwhelmed by emotion, makes the announcement.

Ted, who portrayed bar owner Sam Malone in the iconic sitcom, expressed his sadness to Deadline, adding, “I am terribly sorry and immensely grateful for all of the times she made me laugh. I’m sending all of my love to her children. They are aware that their mother has a great and pure heart. I’m going to miss her terribly.”

In other news, Adam Sandler, a comedy icon, has voiced his respect for the late actress, praising her for being “fearless and witty” throughout her life.