Erin Moran, AKA Joanie Cunningham, Has Died At Age 56

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Erin Moran, who was best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the long-running comedy Happy Days and its spin-off, Joanie Loves Chachi, has died at 56.

Her death was announced by police in Harrison County, Ind., after they responded to a 911 call and found her unresponsive on Saturday afternoon, TMZand the Associated Press report.

No cause of death has been determined yet.
Very sad. I loved Happy Days, and 56 is way too young to die.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2017/04/22/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dies-at-56/100806014/
 

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Did anybody else catch Scott Baio's response to her death? Link He is now real ling back words after the social media backlash he received. Just an interesting note to this sad death.

Way to young is right @AlliFlowers
Kind of a schmuck move, but she was known to party hard. I read somewhere they said it was cancer.
 

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I wonder what type of cancer she had.
I haven't been able to find this out.

EDIT: According to her wikipedia page she had throat cancer.

On April 22, 2017, authorities in Corydon, Indiana, were alerted about an unresponsive female, later identified as Moran. She was pronounced dead, aged 56. An autopsy report from the Harrison County coroner indicated the likely cause of death to be complications of stage four throat cancer; toxicology test results are pending, but no illegal substances were found in Moran's home.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erin_Moran
 

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