Some sad news to pass along from Los Angeles, as actress Florence Henderson has died at the age of 82.
She is best known as the matriarch Carol Brady from the 70s sitcom, The Brady Bunch. According to a statement from her family, Henderson passed away Thursday from heart failure surrounded by family and friends.
Henderson was born on February 14, 1934 in Dale, Indiana and began acting in the 1950s in various stage musicals. She was the first woman to ever guest host The Tonight Show in 1962, and made her motion picture debut in Song of Norway in 1970.
The Brady Bunch aired for five seasons from 1969-1974, and despite lukewarm ratings during its original airing, it became a huge hit after entering syndication. The show spawned spinoffs and made-for-TV movies in which Henderson would always reprise her role.
Henderson was last seen on TV just this past Monday on Dancing with the Stars, making a guest appearance to support contestant Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch. She is survived by her four children and five grandchildren.