One of America’s favorite TV moms, Florence Henderson from The Brady Bunch has passed away Thursday night. Henderson’s manager confirms reports that the TV star died from heart failure in Los Angeles, according to NBC News.
Best know for her role as Carol Brady, she also has accomplished more than just being a loving mom on a hit show. Beginning in 1954, Henderson gave almost 1,000 performances playing the title role in the Broadway hit Fanny. She was the first woman to host The Tonight Show for the vacationing Johnny Carson.
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences called Henderson “one of the truly great entertainers,” saying in a statement: “Florence was not only America’s favorite TV mom, but television royalty.”
Many celebrities took to Twitter to pay their respect and share respect to the fallen TV legend.