Florence Henderson, known for playing mom Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.
She died surrounded by family in Los Angeles, her manager confirmed to The Huffington Post. The cause was heart failure.
Henderson was beloved by millions for her role as the matriarch of the blended Brady family living in 1970s America. The show debuted in 1969 and lived on in popular culture for decades.
Those who knew Henderson took to social media to remember the actress, including Maureen McCormick, who played her on-screen daughter Marcia Brady.
Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my <3 forever. Love & hugs to her family. I'll miss u dearly #RIPFlorence
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 25, 2016
Henderson’s career spanned more than 50 years, beginning on Broadway when she was just 18. She was quickly cast in a lead role in the seminal musical “Oklahoma!” before moving on to productions of “The Sound of Music,” “The King and I” and “South Pacific.”
Other notable moments included a stint as the first female guest host on “The Tonight Show,” and the release of a cookbook based on the cooking series “Country Kitchen.”
In 2010, Henderson competed on “Dancing with Stars” and was the fifth competitor to be voted off that season. She made a surprise appearance on the dancing show this September, dressed up in character as Mrs. Brady.
Source: Huffington Post