Happy Days stars mourn for Joanie actress Erin, 56
FORMER Happy Days actors Ron Howard and Henry Winkler have led tributes to their co-star in the hit TV show, Erin Moran (pictured).
The 56-year-old actress, who played Joanie Cunningham in the 1970s sitcom, was found dead in her home on Saturday in Harrison County, Indiana.
Hollywood director Howard, 63, who played her on-screen older brother Richie, tweeted: ‘Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I’ll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up TV screens.’
Winkler, 71, who played Arthur ‘The Fonz’ Fonzarelli, wrote: ‘Oh Erin, now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth. Rest In It serenely now… too soon.’
Moran, who was also in spin-off show Joanie Loves Chachi, had endured financial and personal struggles in recent years and was once kicked out of her trailer park home due to disputes over her lifestyle.
Author: Tom Stichbury