Cindy Williams Cause of Death – Cancer
Laverne & Shirley actress Cindy Williams, 75, who was best known to American audiences as half of the hit 1970s television series, has died.
The family of Williams revealed that she had passed away the previous Wednesday in a statement released on Monday evening.
On behalf of her children Zak and Emily Hudson, the statement 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. 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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Cindy Williams Cause of Death
Known for her role in director George Lucas’ 1973 film American Graffiti, which she followed up with the acclaimed 1974 film The Conversation by Francis Ford Coppola.
She was truly a star in the Happy Days spin-off series Laverne & Shirley, which aired from 1976 to 1983. In this sitcom about a pair of room mates working in a Milwaukee brewery in the 1950s, Williams played Shirley Feeney, a straight-laced woman, opposite Penny Marshall’s free-spirited Laverne DiFazio, a free-spirited woman.
Cindy Williams, an actress best known for her role on the 1970s slapstick sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” died on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
After auditioning for the role of Princess Leia in Star Wars, she got the chance to meet Marshall’s brother, producer Gary Marshall, who got her skipping down the sidewalk chanting, “Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated” much to the delight of everyone who has ever watched the show.
As the actress’s family has stated, she suffered from a brief illness and has not given any further details of the illness.