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Cindy Williams, Iconic Shirley of Laverne & Shirley, Dead at 75

January 31, 2023 | By Kali Girl

Sad news for fans of classic TV comedy as beloved actress Cindy Williams passes away at the age of 75 reports the NY Daily News. Williams, who rose to fame playing the cheerful and cheerful sidekick to Penny Marshall’s character Laverne in the hit 70s and 80s sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” passed away in Los Angeles after a brief illness, according to her family.

“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a statement. 

“Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

With a career spanning six decades across film and television, Williams left a lasting impact on the industry, but it was her 8 seasons alongside Marshall that solidified her place in pop culture history.

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