Celebrities honor Boyle with N.Y. memorial

Dec. 19, 2006 at 6:06 PM

NEW YORK, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- The entire TV cast of "Everybody Loves Raymond" was among the celebrity attendees honoring late actor Peter Boyle at a New York memorial this week.

"Raymond" actor Ray Romano and his former TV co-stars were among more than 200 people attending Monday's service at New York's Frank E. Campbell Funeral Chapel to recognize the career of the "Young Frankenstein" actor, "Entertainment Tonight" reported.

Boyle, who played Frank Barone on the popular CBS sitcom, succumbed to cancer and heart disease last Tuesday at the age of 71.

"When I came out to L.A. to do 'Everybody Loves Raymond,' I knew no one. Peter immediately took me under his wing and became my friend and mentor," Romano said. "He gave me great advice, he always made me laugh, and the way he connected with everyone around him amazed me."

"Entertainment Tonight" reported that also paying their respects to Boyle's wife, Lorraine, and two daughters, Amy and Lucy, were actors Alan Alda, Chevy Chase and Lorraine Bracco.

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