Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, died Saturday at age 56.
A statement from the sheriff’s department in Harrison County, Indiana, said the dispatcher “received a 911 call about an unresponsive female. Upon arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Moran Fleischmann was deceased.
The dispatcher confirmed to The Associated Press that the woman was the actress, who had been married to Steven Fleischmann.
Shortly after co-star Ron Howard tweeted…Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens.
Henry Winkler, who played the Fonz on Happy Days, also weighed in on Twitter about losing his friend…OH Erin… now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth …Rest In It serenely now.. too soon