American actress and producer, Cindy Williams, made famous for her portrayal of Shirley in the hugely popular “Laverne & Shirley” has died at the age of 75.
Her family in a statement released on Monday, Jan. 30 announced her death, stating that: “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.”
Williams played alongside Penny Marshall on the popular sitcom for its 8 seasons from 1976 to 1983. “Laverne & Shirley” once became the most-watched sitcom in The United States and netted 6 Golden Globes nominations and one Emmy nomination.