An official cause of death has not been revealed. According to the New York Times, Engel was ill, but she did not consult doctors because she was a Christian Scientist.
Following her 56-episode run on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Engel went on to appear in The Betty White Show, Goodtime Girls, The Love Boat, Coach, Everybody Loves Raymond, Passions, The Office and Hot in Cleveland.
Her last credited role was a 2018 appearance in Netflix's One Day at a Time.
Throughout her career, Engel was nominated for five Primetime Emmy Award — two for her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and three for portraying Pat MacDougall on Everybody Loves Raymond.
See some of the messages of sympathy from her former colleagues, peers and admirers below.
To our dear sweet friend, we'll love and miss you and your brilliant talent always.https://t.co/q478u2aJXW— Phil Rosenthal (@PhilRosenthal) April 16, 2019
Georgia Engel was the sweetest, kindest, dearest woman. And crazy talented.— Valerie Bertinelli (@Wolfiesmom) April 16, 2019
I will miss her. 💔
#GeorgiaEngel-a gentle Master of https://t.co/NyeYCPFehR daughter just saw her on an ep of #OneDayAtATime & not knowing who she was,asked why she got a lot of entrance https://t.co/gYfxbZpjex:"Because she's a beloved actress who's been making people laugh for many years."🙏💔💫 https://t.co/1mDCnGLVqB— Donna Murphy (@DMurphyOfficial) April 16, 2019
Reeling from the news of Georgia Engel's death and also from the realization that she was only in her early-to-mid 20s on the Mary Tyler Moore Show— Adam Feldman (@FeldmanAdam) April 16, 2019
RIP GEORGETTE!! 💔#georgiaengel— Andy Cohen (@Andy) April 16, 2019
I can hear Mary calling Georgette right now. RIP Georgia Engel.— Danny Deraney (@DannyDeraney) April 16, 2019