Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” dies at 56.
24 Abril, 2017, 08:54
She was found dead on Saturday afternoon after IN police responded to an "unresponsive female" report.
"Upon the arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Marie Moran Fleischmann was deceased and an autopsy is pending".
Though no official cause of death has been announced, a source told The Daily Mail that Moran died of a suspected heroin overdose.
Ron Howard, who played her brother, Richie Cunningham, and Anson "Potsie" Williams, remembered her as a person who could light up a room, while Don "Ralph Malph" Most and Marion Ross, her TV mom, were simply saddened. "I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens".
The show aired from 1974 to 1984.
Debuting at a time of nostalgia for the seemingly innocent 1950s, the sitcom was set in Milwaukee and became a long-running hit.
Other "Happy Days" spinoffs were "Laverne & Shirley" and "Mork & Mindy".
"OH Erin. now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth", Happy Days star Henry Winkler tweeted on Saturday.
"So incredibly sad to hear about Erin", Most wrote. "She was a wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman".
Henry Winkler, who played "Fonzie", also paid tribute to the late star on Twitter.
"So sad to share that my friend Erin Moran has passed away. Rest In Peace, sweet Erin".
But after that series was canceled, she acted only sporadically, reportedly succumbing to bouts of depression and substance abuse.
The actress also appeared in The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote, The Waltons and Diagnosis Murder.
Actress Erin Moran arrives at the Fox Reality Channel Really Awards at the Avalon Hollywood club September 24, 2008 in Hollywood California.
ABC News had reported the couple, who married in 1993, moved into a trailer park with Fleischmann's sick mother after losing their California home to foreclosure in 2010.
She was back in the headlines a year later, when she joined several other members of the Happy Days supporting cast in suing CBS, the studio that produced Happy Days, for withholding royalty money they were entitled to under their contracts.