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Cindy Williams, actress remembered for 'Laverne & Shirley', dies at 75


Actress Cindy Williams, best known for playing the jovial Shirley Feeney on the hit sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died at 75, according to a statement from her family that a representative provided to CNN.

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See in this gallery the personalities who have died in 2023 →

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Lisa Loring, best known as the first actress to play Wednesday (Merlina) Addams in the original comedy "The Addams Family," died at age 64 on Saturday, January 28, her daughter confirmed.

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Actress Annie Wersching died of cancer on January 29, her publicist Craig Schneider told CNN.

She was 45 years old and was recognized for her work in the series "24" and for being the voice of Tess in "The Last of Us".

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Tom Verlaine, a founding member of the influential New York Television punk band, died on January 28 at age 73 "after a brief illness," reported Jesse Paris Smith.

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Mexican comedian Leopoldo Roberto García Peláez Benítez, known as "Polo Polo," died on January 23, his family announced.

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David Crosby, legendary singer-songwriter and one of the founding members of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, has died at age 81, his family announced on January 19, 2023.

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Actress Gina Lollobrigida, legend of the Italian small screen, died at the age of 95 on January 16, 2023. Lollobrigida starred in Bread, Love and Dreams, The Wayward Woman and Woman from Rome.

Along with Sophia Loren, she came to symbolize Italian actresses in the 1950s and 1960s. (Credit: ANDREAS SOLARO / AFP via Getty Images)

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Lisa Marie Presley, daughter of Elvis Presley, died on January 12 after suffering a cardiac arrest.

She was 54 years old and her death was confirmed by her mother, Priscilla Presley, in a statement.

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Tatjana Patitz, who rose to fashion fame in the 1990s as an animal-loving supermodel with piercing eyes, died of cancer on Wednesday, January 11.

She was 56. (Credit: Arthur Elgort/Condé Nast/Shutterstock)

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Carole Cook, a remembered actress and Broadway star, has died, her agent Robert Malcolm said in a statement.

She was 98 years old.

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Jeff Beck, legendary rock guitarist, died in January 2023, according to a statement posted on his official social media accounts.

He was 78 years old.

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Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Catholic official to be convicted of child sexual abuse before his 2020 acquittal, died Jan. 10 at age 81.

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Constantine II, the last king of Greece, died at the age of 82 on January 10.

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Adam Rich, an actor who rose to fame as a child playing the youngest member of the Bradford family, Nicholas, on the television drama "Eight Is Enough," died Jan. 8 at age 54, according to the county medical examiner. of the Angels.

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Italian soccer great Gianluca Vialli died at the age of 58 on January 6 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

(Credit: Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

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Marcio Freire, legendary Brazilian surfer (shown in this photo on the right wearing a white necklace), died on January 5 riding giant waves in Nazaré, Portugal.

Support personnel on jet skis managed to get the 47-year-old man to the beach, but all attempts to revive him failed.

Freire was one of three Brazilian surfers who became known as the "Mad Dogs" -- like the 2016 documentary -- after conquering the giant wave "Jaws" in Hawaii.

(Credit: Getty Images)

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Walter Cunningham, a retired NASA astronaut who piloted the first flight in the space agency's famed Apollo program, died on January 3.

He was 90 years old.

This photo shows Cunningham aboard Apollo 7 in October 1968. (Credit: NASA)

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Professional rally driver and YouTube star Ken Block was killed in a snowmobile accident on January 2.

He was 55 years old.

Before embarking on his career as a rally driver, Block co-founded the sportswear company DC Shoes in 1994, which became one of the most recognized skatewear brands in the world.

(Paulo Oliveira/DPI/NurPhoto/Getty Images)

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Fred White, drummer for the classic 1970s band Earth, Wind & Fire, died on January 2, according to an Instagram post by his older brother and former bandmate, Verdine White.

He was 67 years old.

With the band, White won six Grammy Awards and was nominated a total of 13 times.

In the year 2000, Earth, Wind & Fire was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

(Credit: Rob Verhorst/Redferns/Getty Images)

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Art McNally, the "father of instant replay" and the first game official to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Jan. 1 at age 97.

(CNN) --

Actress Cindy Williams, best known for playing the jovial Shirley Feeney on the hit sitcom "Laverne & Shirley," has died at 75, according to a statement from her family that a representative provided to CNN.

Williams passed away after a brief illness, said a statement from his children Zak and Emily Hudson, which was sent to CNN by family spokeswoman and Williams personal assistant Liz Cranis.

"The death of our kind and funny mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us an insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed," the statement read. "Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was unique, beautiful, generous and he possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glowing spirit that everyone loved,” the statement added.

Williams had a career that spanned six decades, but it was her role in the "Happy Days" spinoff

"Laverne & Shirley"

that endeared her to millions and made her a household name.

On the series, she starred with the late Penny Marshall as a dynamic duo of friends whose adventures launched the show, which ran for eight seasons from 1976 to 1983.

Source: cnnespanol

All news articles on 2023-01-31

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