Florence Henderson, who wrangled six unruly kids in a blended family on TV’s “The Brady Bunch,” died Thursday night in Los Angeles at 82, her manager confirmed.
Kayla Pressman, Henderson’s manager, said the actress died of heart failure surrounded by family and friends.
At the time of her death, Henderson was hosting a talk show, “The Florence Henderson Show,” and a cooking show, “Who’s Cooking With Florence Henderson,” on Retirement Living TV — showcasing the versatility that kept her in the public eye for decades.
her best-known role was that of Carol Brady, which aired from 1969 to 1974 in its original format and never really went away. “The Brady Bunch Hour” aired 1977, followed by “The Brady Brides” in 1981 and “The Bradys” in 1990.
Maureen McCormick, who starred as daughter Marcia Brady, called Henderson “a dear friend for so very many years” on Twitter early Friday.
You are in my heart forever Florence💕 pic.twitter.com/PABCuPubA2
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) November 25, 2016
RIP Florence Henderson. "The Brady Bunch" was everything.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 25, 2016
— Arsenio Hall (@ArsenioHall) November 25, 2016
So terribly sad to hear of the passing of the great Florence Henderson. It was a true honor to have known and worked with her. pic.twitter.com/bhgLigHEI4
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) November 25, 2016
RIP the dear #Florence Henderson. You were a light.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) November 25, 2016
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) November 25, 2016