Happy Days actress Erin Moran is found dead aged 56

Happy Days actress Erin Moran dies at 56

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” dies at 56

Actress Erin Moran of Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, who died April 22 this year, most likely passed away from cancer.

According to TMZ, "authorities in IN got a call just after 4 PM ET Saturday from someone reporting an 'unresponsive female.' EMT's arrived and found Erin Moran's body ... she was already dead".

Emergency responders had been dispatched about 4 p.m. after the Harrison County, Indiana, sheriff's department received a 911 call, the department said. "An autopsy is pending".

Moran was found Saturday unresponsive inside the Harrison County, Indiana, home she shared with her husband Steven Fleischmann.

A number of celebrities have paid tribute to "Happy Days" actress Erin Moran, following her sudden death over the weekend.

During her career, Moran also starred on shows like "Murder, She Wrote", and "The Love Boat".

In 2009, Moran said she was penning a memoir called "Happy Days, Depressing Nights", about her struggles both during and after the hit series. "Rest In It serenely now. too soon".

Although her Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi work would inform her career for a full decade, she had trouble maintaining that mainstream status after they ended. Later in her life, Moran moved to in with her husband, Steve Fleischmann.

And Don Most (Ralph Malph), described Moran as "a wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman", calling the loss "painful". "Such sad sad news".

Born Oct. 18, 1960, in Burbank, Calif., Moran landed her first big role on the children's adventure show "Daktari" when she was 8-years-old. "I wanted to stay on 'Happy Days.' They were running them at the same time".

Two days after learning of the death of actress Erin Moran, her likely cause of death has been revealed by authorities.

In 2012, Moran was one of the "Happy Days" actors who won money in a settlement with CBS over merchandising payments.

"There is so much reality [television]", she said.

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