Annie Potts: 'Dixie Carter was a Goddess'

UPDATED 04/12/2010 at 12:00 PM EDT Originally published 04/12/2010 at 09:30 AM EDT

Annie Potts: 'Dixie Carter was a Goddess'
Dixie Carter (as Julia Sugarbaker) and Annie Potts (as Mary Jo Shively) on Designing Women
Annie Potts remembers her Designing Women costar Dixie Carter, who died Saturday morning at age 70, the same way that fans do, as "beautiful and brainy, smart and funny, prim and sexy, wickedly talented and divinely sweet."

"Dixie Carter was a Goddess," Potts said Monday in a statement to PEOPLE about her friend, who battled endometrial cancer. "The kind of wife and mother that every mother hopes their daughter will become and the kind of friend that is absolutely irreplaceable. She loved fiercely and was adored in return."

The two women played on the '80s sitcom together for nearly seven years. "To have known her a little was a delight to all. To have known her well, a treasure beyond reckoning. And now, a loss beyond measure," says Potts.

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