Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson died on Thursday, ET confirms. She was 82.
According to Henderson’s rep, the actress died from heart failure, surrounded by her four children.
Henderson was best known and beloved by many for her role as Carol Brady, matriarch of the Brady Bunch. The show premiered in 1969, and Henderson appeared on every episode of the series’ five seasons, as well as in spinoffs The Brady Bunch Variety Hour, The Brady Girls Get Married, The Brady Brides, The Bradys and The Brady Bunch Movie.
In 2010, she competed on Dancing With the Stars, eliminated fifth with partner Corky Ballas. Henderson also hosted her own talk show, The Florence Henderson Show, and cooking show, Who’s Cooking with Florence Henderson, in recent years.
Maureen McCormick, who played Henderson’s TV daughter, Marcia, was convinced by Henderson to compete on this season of Dancing With the Stars, and supported by her from the audience during many performances.
“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,” McCormick wrote on Twitter Thursday night.
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,” she wrote in another post, as other stars also took to social media to pay their respects.
RIP Florence Henderson. “The Brady Bunch” was everything.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 25, 2016
Florence Henderson-Warm Talented & kind passed away today.Thank you Florence for being such a kind generous friend to Alexis.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) November 25, 2016
ET last spoke with Henderson in June, where she spoke about the possibility of a Brady Bunch reboot.
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