Cindy Williams, best known for her portrayal of Shirley in the beloved TV series “Laverne & Shirley”, has passed away at the age of 75.
The news of her death was confirmed in a statement by her family, who expressed their sadness and tribute to her legacy.
“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” the statement read. “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.”
Williams rose to fame for her role in “Laverne & Shirley,” where she starred alongside Penny Marshall.
The show, which was a spin-off of “Happy Days,” ran for 8 seasons from 1976 to 1983 and became one of the most-watched sitcoms in the United States. During its run, it received 6 Golden Globe nominations and an Emmy nomination.
Although Williams left the show during the 8th season after becoming pregnant, her career continued to thrive.
She took on projects on Broadway, made guest appearances on shows like “8 Simple Rules,” and even reunited with Penny Marshall in an episode of “Sam & Cat” in 2013.
In a 2015 interview, Williams reflected on her time on “Laverne & Shirley” and the memories she cherished from her time on the show.
“Laverne & Shirley” holds a special place in the hearts of fans who grew up watching the dynamic duo navigate through their lives and work in Milwaukee.
Williams was not only a talented actress, but also a beloved and kind individual who will be missed by many. She leaves behind a lasting legacy in the entertainment industry and will continue to be remembered as one of the pioneers of television comedy.