Mother Brady, Florence Henderson, Dead at 82

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The Brady Bunch Mother Died From Heart Failure

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One of the most beloved and famous TV mom’s, Florence Henderson, has died at the age of 82. She died in Los Angeles, at Cedar-Sinai Medical Center on Thursday night, from heart failure. She was surrounded by family and friends according to her manager, Kayla Pressman.

Henderson was a big star on Broadway before moving to TV to star in The Brady Bunch. The show was so well received, and had so many fans, that it returned time after time after it officially ended in 1974. It is still currently in reruns. In 1999 Henderson said, “It represents what people always wanted: a loving family: It’s such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there’s always an audience for that.”

Social media has been swarmed as mourners give their respect and write their memories about their beloved Henderson. Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia on the TV show, tweeted, “You are in my heart forever Florence.” Tom Bergeron, host of Dancing With the Stars, tweeted, “Heartbroken, I’ll miss you, my friend.” Henderson made her last public appearance on his show last Monday. She was at the taping to support contestant McCormick.

Henderson married Ira Bernstein, a theater executive. Together they had four children. They eventually divorced after 29 years of marriage.

Pressman said Henderson is survived by her four children, Barbara, Joseph, Robert, and Lizzie, in addition to their spouses and five grandchildren.

 

 

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