Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams | Cindy Williams her children Zachary and Emily | Source: Getty Images

  • Cindy Williams dies at 75

  • She and her partner in ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ Penny Marshall, are now both in heaven.

  • Her ex-husband was married to an actress, Goldie Hawn.

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Cindy Williams, most famous for her role in “Laverne and Shirley,” has passed away at age 75. She was a much-beloved actress, especially during the 1970s and 1980s, when her TV show was the most popular.

Williams played Penny Marshall’s costar on their show, and both actors playing the titular roles have passed away. Tributes for Williams have begun pouring in from around the world as people remember what an excellent actress and woman she was.

Cindy Williams attends the "Laverne & Shirley" Marathon - A Salute To Penny Marshall event at the Garry Marshall Theatre on January 27, 2019 in Burbank, California | Source: Getty Images

Cindy Williams attends the “Laverne & Shirley” Marathon – A Salute To Penny Marshall event at the Garry Marshall Theatre on January 27, 2019 in Burbank, California | Source: Getty Images

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Williams

passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday after suffering a brief illness. Her children, Zak and Emily,

shared

the news of their mother’s passing and

called

her “one of a kind,” but have given no further details surrounding her death.

Williams Joins Penny Marshall, Her Costar, in Heaven: Her Kids Speak

Zak and Emily, William’s children, shared in their joint statement that the passing of their mother had brought them “insurmountable grief” as they remembered what a kind and loving woman she was.

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However, when the news was shared on Facebook, many fans were grateful to know that Marshall and Williams had been reunited. One said: “They are together again.” Another shared similar sentiments, saying:

“Hopefully, they found each other again.”

One user said that when she was in the army, her roommate was named Laverne, and they were nicknamed Laverne and Shirley because of the show. Another mentioned how sad it was but that she was now reunited with Laverne, Carmine, and Squiggy.

Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams at Bob Hopkins Birthday Party - February 7, 1981 | Source: Getty Images

Penny Marshall and Cindy Williams at Bob Hopkins Birthday Party – February 7, 1981 | Source: Getty Images

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Williams was born in California on August 22, 1947. Her father worked in an electronics manufacturing company, and her mother worked as a waitress. Her first significant acting role was in “American Graffiti.”

Her next significant role was in “The Conversation” in 1974. She then got her “big break” when she landed the role of Shirley on “Happy Days,” and then “Laverne and Shirley.” From then on, she became a household name.

Ron Howard, one of her costars, has spoken out about how he felt regarding William’s passing, saying it was shocking news to him. He shared:

“I saw her last year in Palm Springs at an event and still saw that sparkle in her eyes. It’s so hard to imagine that she’s gone.”

More details to follow. RIP Cindy Williams.

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