Actor Ruth Buzzi, who starred in “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” from 1968 to 1973 and appeared on many other TV shows for about four decades, has suffered a series of strokes, according to her husband.
Buzzi and her husband, Kent Perkins, live in Erath County in North Texas. Perkins wrote in posts on Buzzi’s official Facebook page that she now needs him by her side every day.
“Ruthie is my only priority right now,” Perkins said in the post after telling Buzzi’s Facebook friends that he would be leaving the social media platform until further notice.
“I am grateful for 43 years of marriage to the best person I know on this earth,” Perkins wrote. “We don’t need anything from you except your continued thoughts, prayers, love and gratitude for the wonderful good times we’ve had along the way.”
“She wants you to know she is in no pain and that you send her best wishes as she battles the effects of devastating strokes that left her bedridden and incapacitated,” her husband wrote. “She can still talk and understand, she still recognizes all her friends and loved ones. I read her your wonderful comments and she smiles.”
“Her love for others knows no bounds, and she has made people laugh all her life,” he added. “She is dealing with this situation with courage, and still with humor, believe it or not…and with the love of God in her heart and soul, she thanks you for being her friend. And for the love you’ve shown her continuously for the past six decades or more…’