Saturday, April 22, 2017

Erin Moran, R. I. P.

Erin Moran, ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’ Star, Dead at 56: Erin Moran, best known to TV audiences for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the classic sitcom Happy Days, has died, TMZ reports. She was 56. 

Moran rose to fame when she was cast as the younger sister of Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham on Happy Days, which ran for 11 seasons between 1974 and 1984. She later co-starred opposite Scott Baio in the short-lived spinoff Joanie Loves Chachi, which lasted for just two brief seasons between 1982 and 1983.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.

5 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

I saw this last night (Sat). No cause of death at that time.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

They are hinting at a heroin overdose.

Deb said...

Poor Erin--What a cautionary tale!

Tom Johnson said...

So sad. So young.

George said...

I'm sure drugs and/or alcohol was involved. You would think Erin could live happily ever after on the residuals of HAPPY DAYS but her personal demons must have gotten the best of her. Very sad...