'Laverne & Shirley' star Cindy Williams dies at 75
Williams achieved fame for her role on "Laverne & Shirley" in which she played the eponymous main role of Shirley Feeney.
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Actress Cindy Williams has died at the age of 75.
Her family informed the Associated Press on Monday that she had passed away last Wednesday after a brief illness.
"The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed. 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," read a statement from the family.
Williams achieved fame for her role on "Laverne & Shirley" in which she played the eponymous main role of Shirley Feeney. The program, a spinoff of "Happy Days," ran from 1976 to 1983.
Williams also appeared in George Lucas's 1973 film "American Graffiti" as Laurie Henderson.