'Edith Bunker' Dead at 90
All in the Family 's Jean Stapleton dies of natural causes
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 1, 2013 5:16 PM CDT
Actress Jean Stapleton speaks during an interview in Washington on Wednesday, March 3, 1977, saying she will increase speaking out to the "Edith Bunkers" of the land to try and muster support for the...   (AP Photo/Jeff Taylor)

(Newser) – Actress Jean Stapleton, best known for playing Edith Bunker in the 1970s sitcom All in the Family, has died, CNN reports. She was 90 years old. According to an obituary written by her children, the three-time Emmy winner "passed away peacefully of natural causes ... surrounded by friends and her immediate family" at her home in New York City yesterday. "In her own words, she was an 'actress,' not a celebrity," her children wrote in the obit. "The play always came first."

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Jun 8, 2013 11:36 PM CDT
AAwwwwwwwchie? I'm hoooomme.
Jun 2, 2013 5:45 PM CDT
well, i guess she's been finally 'stifled'
Jun 2, 2013 2:32 PM CDT
and so we lose yet another one of the greats. it's always so terribly sad when a long-standing actor is taken from us. she was absolutely brilliant and I adored her in 'all in the family'. she was the perfect antithesis to "ahhhchie", the most lovable bigot in the world. lol it was a brilliantly written comedy, just as the dick van dyke show was, and the likes of which will undoubtedly ever be matched. i still enjoy them in reruns. love you, edith, and bless your dear soul. you were truly loved and will always be missed. rest in eternal peace.