The entertainment industry is in mourning after The Brady Bunch's star Florence Henderson passed away on Thanksgiving. The 82-year-old actress, who played matriarch Carol Brady on the hit show, died from heart failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday 24 November, a day after being admitted.
Her manager Kayla Pressman confirmed the sad news in a statement, saying she had been surrounded by family and friends.
Oscar-winning actresses Patricia Arquette described Henderson as "warm Talented & kind" in a message on twitter. "Thank you Florence for being such a kind generous friend to Alexis."
Maureen McCormick, who played the role of Marcia Brady, Carol's daughter, on the show paid a touching tribute to her former co-star describing her a "dear friend".
"Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years and in my heart forever. Love and hugs to her family. I'll miss you dearly," she wrote in a post on Twitter.
The Brady Bunch first aired in 1969 until 1974 and centred around a two single parents and their "blended family". Speaking on the secret to the show's success in 1999 she said: "It's such a gentle, innocent, sweet show, and I guess it proved there's always an audience for that."
Henderson's other film credits include The Sound of Music and South Pacific.