BREAKING NEWS: America’s Mom Florence Henderson Dies At 82

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Florence Henderson, who starred in the iconic American TV show “The Brady Bunch” has passed away at the age of 82.

She will be sorely missed.

The Associated Press reports:

Florence Henderson, “The Brady Bunch” mom, dies

Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.

Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before, said her publicist, David Brokaw. Henderson had suffered heart failure, her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement.

Family and friends had surrounded Henderson’s hospital bedside, Pressman said.

On the surface, “The Brady Bunch” with Henderson as its ever-cheerful matriarch Carol Brady, resembled just another TV sitcom about a family living in suburban America and getting into a different wacky situation each week.

Entertainment Weekly has more:

Brady Bunch star Florence Henderson dies at 82

Hollywood has lost one of its iconic TV moms.

Florence Henderson died Thursday at age 82, her manager confirmed to The Associated Press.

The actress, talk show host, and pitchwoman gained her greatest fame on The Brady Bunch, starring for five seasons (1969-1974) on the beloved family comedy as Carol Brady, the sunny, can-do matriarch of a blended family with six children. Her career would be forever defined by that part, as she served as a de facto honorary mom for a generation weaned on television. And that was a role she embraced. “I played Carol as the mother I always wished I had,” she once said, “as the mother a lot of people wished they had.”

America won’t be the same without her.

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