Florence Henderson, Brady Bunch Matriarch, Dead at 82

Florence Henderson

Florence Henderson, best known for her iconic role as matriarch Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, has died. She was 82. 

The actress died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement to the AP late Thursday. The cause of death was heart failure.

In addition to The Brady Bunch, which ran from 1969 to 1974, Henderson appeared in offshoots The Brady Bunch Hour (1977), The Brady Brides (1981), The Bradys (1990) and the TV movie A Very Brady Christmas (1988). She also made a cameo in 1995’s The Brady Bunch Movie as the mother of Shelley Long’s Carol.

Henderson gained renewed fame in 2010 when she joined the Season 11 cast of Dancing with the Stars. She even appeared at Monday’s taping to support TV daughter Maureen McCormick, who was a contestant on the show’s current 23rd season.

TV kids Barry Williams, Christopher Knight, Susan Olsen and Eve Plumb thus far have also weighed in on Henderson’s passing:

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