Charlotte Rae – the lovable Mrs. Garrett from iconic sitcoms The Facts of Life and Diff’rent Strokes – has passed away at 92-years-old. The Emmy and Tony-nominated actress  died on Sunday in her home in Los Angeles, surrounded by family,  after being diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017, her reps said..

You may remember her for her role as housekeeper Edna Garrett, first on the sitcom Diff’rent Strokes and then on the spinoff The Facts of Life,  both shows launching in the 1970s and running several years into the '80s. You can still see reruns on television today.

Todd Bridges, Mindy Cohn and Kim Fields were among a host of celebrities who went on social media to express their heart felt last good byes to (Mrs Garrett). Charlotte Rae will be missed and always remembered as Mrs Garrett.