American actor and much loved mother of The Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson, has died aged 82.
According to a statement released by a representative, Henderson passed away on Thursday (November 24th) at Cedars-Sinai Medical Centre in Los Angeles after being admitted the previous day.
Henderson was most well known for her role of the upbeat Carol Brady in the sitcom The Brady Bunch, which initially ran on ABC from 1969 to 1974. She later made a small cameo in the 1995 film, The Brady Bunch Movie.
Henderson died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement.
In a tribute on Twitter, Henderson’s Brady Bunch costar Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia posted a picture of the pair together.
“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,” she wrote.
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
You are in my heart forever Florence pic.twitter.com/PABCuPubA2— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 25, 2016
Henderson had a career that spanned over 50 years.
Making her beginnings on the stage, the acting legend nearly lost her career after a sudden lost of hearing in 1965. She was diagnosed with osteosclerosis, and had corrective surgery in both ears. She would later go on to be the first female guest host of The Tonight Show, and released a cookbook based on the show Country Kitchen.
More recently, Henderson had her own chat show on RLTV, The Florence Henderson Show, which began in 2008.
Tributes to the star have been pouring in on social media.
So terribly sad to hear of the passing of the great Florence Henderson. It was a true honor to have known and worked with her. pic.twitter.com/bhgLigHEI4— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 25, 2016
Rest In Peace Florence Henderson, a dear lady with a great sense of humor & a terrific laugh. 'America's mom' has died.— Larry King (@kingsthings) November 25, 2016
I'm deeply saddened by the loss of Florence Henderson. So many of us grew up watching the Brady Bunch!— La Toya Jackson (@latoyajackson) November 25, 2016
RIP Carol Brady you will be missed
I will miss you Florence Henderson pic.twitter.com/at8c1GOTUr— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) November 25, 2016
So sad to hear of Florence Henderson's passing, I'll truly miss her. We'd always sit together at @DancingABC, she was such a lovely woman.— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) November 25, 2016
Sad to read about the passing of Florence Henderson, one of the lovliest, most loveable and beloved people in our business— carl reiner (@carlreiner) November 25, 2016
Florence Henderson is survived by her two daughters, two sons, and five grandchildren. Our thoughts are with her family during this time.
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