This weekend, we heard the sad news that Erin Moran, an actress best known for her role on Happy Days, had passed away at the age of 56.
At this point in time, the cause of her death is unknown — officials have scheduled an autopsy to clear everything up.
Right now, we know that around 4:00 yesterday afternoon in Indiana, authorities received a call about an “unresponsive female.”
It was a sad ending to what seemed to be a sad life.
She began her acting career when she was only five years old. She appeared in commercials and had small roles in various television shows until she landed the role of Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days.
Erin played Joanie for the full ten seasons that Happy Days ran, and she played her again for one season of the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi.
She had a few other roles after the show ended, most recently in the film Not Another B Movie in 2010, but she never had the same level of fame or success since.