Joyce Randolph has died at the age of 99. The actress was the last surviving main cast member of iconic comedy series The Honeymooners. She played the role of Trixie Norton, in the CBS show. Her character was the wife of Ed Norton, played by Art Carney.
It’s said Joyce passed away on Saturday at her home in New York City. She reportedly died in her sleep. TMZ reports her son as saying she had been suffering from effects of old age and had been unable to walk. She was reportedly in hospice care at the time of her death.
Despite only running for 39 episodes, some still hold The Honeymooners in high regard, with some corners calling it one of the best comedies of all time. The show debuted in 1955 but was taken off air after one season. It had been number 2 in the ratings but was cancelled after dropping to 19th.
Other productions Joyce featured in included The Jackie Gleason Show and The Nurses. Following news of her death, fans were quick to take to social media to pay their respects. On X, formerly known as Twitter, one user wrote: “A very sad farewell.
“Joyce Randolph was the last living member of the Classic 39 episodes of The Honeymooners, not just of the main cast, but every supporting player, even those who were kids at the time. She was 99 years old! RIP.”
Another penned: “R.I.P. Joyce Randolph, a.k.a. Trixie Norton, the last of The Honeymooners,” while a third said: “The last surviving cast member of #TheHoneymooners, the legendary Joyce Randolph has passed away, yesterday at her New York home at the age of 99.
“She along with fellow co-star Art Carney & Lucy honored Jackie Gleason at a Dinner in 1987. We love you, “Trixie”! Rest well.”
Joyce leaves behind son Randy. He told TMZ his mother is set to be cremated.
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