Happy Days Star Erin Moran Dies At 56
Erin Moran, best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on the classic TV sitcom Happy Days, has died. She was 56.
According to TMZ, Moran's body was found unresponsive on Saturday.
OH Erin... now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth ...Rest In It serenely now.. too soon— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 23, 2017
The actress, who also starred in Happy Days spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, had fallen on hard times in recent years.
She was reportedly kicked out of her trailer park in the state of Indiana, along with her husband, because of their hard-partying ways.
Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens. https://t.co/8HmdL0JKlf— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) April 23, 2017
Moran was just 14 when she signed on to play Ron Howard's sister in Happy Days, which aired from 1974 to 1983.
Her TV credits also include The Love Boat, Murder, She Wrote and The Bold and the Beautiful.
She most recently appeared on VH1 reality show Celebrity Fit Club in 2008.