is being remembered publicly by the cast of the TV comedy show that earned him seven straight Emmy nominations, as "a great dad." Brad Garrett
and Doris Roberts
, who played Boyle's son and wife respectively in TV hit Everybody Loves Raymond
, have paid tribute to the 71-year-old actor, who died on Tuesday night after a long battle with heart disease and cancer.
Garrett, 46, says, "I think of Peter and I smile. I laugh and I think about what I learned from him as an actor and a human being. He was a compassionate man and a great dad. I knew that he was ill but he was strong and he fought it. He's in a better place where he won't be suffering."
Roberts, 76, adds, "He was quite ill, so it was not a surprise. When you work with someone for almost a decade it's like family. He was my great buddy. We loved him."
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