Cindy Williams dead: Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days star dies at 75 after illness



Cindy Williams, who portrayed the character Shirley Feeney in iconic 1970s sitcom Laverne & Shirley, has died aged 75. The talented actress starred alongside Penny Marshall on all eight seasons of the legendary ABC series died following a brief illness.

Her children Zak and Emily Hudson released a statement released through family spokeswoman Liza Cranis as they paid tribute to their beloved mum.

It read: “The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed.

“Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege.”

It concluded: “She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

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