Broadway star, television icon and the much loved motherly Carol Brady of “The Brady Bunch,” Florence Henderson had passed away at 82. Her death occurred at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Thursday night on Thanksgiving. Henderson was previously hospitalized the day prior due to heart failure.
Publicist David Brokaw and manager Kayla Pressman confirmed the news of her death Friday. According to Pressman, family and friends had surrounded Henderson’s hospital bedside. Henderson is survived by her children; Barbara, Joseph, Robert and Lizzie, their respective spouses, and five grandchildren.
“The Brady Bunch” was an American classic. After it ended its 1974 initial run, the show strongly resonated with audiences. It made various returned to television in various ways over time, including television specials such as “The Brady Bunch Hour” in 1977, “The Brady Brides” in 1981 and “The Bradys” in 1990. Reruns were ever constant for the popular show.
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,” Henderson had said in 1999 during an interview.
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