Cindy Williams: actress known for her roles in ‘Happy Days’, ‘Laverne & Shirley’ and ‘American Graffiti’ has died

Actress Cindy Williams, known in particular for her roles in the series “Happy Days” and its spin-off “Laverne & Shirley”, died on January 25 at the age of 75, her relatives announced on Tuesday.

Much appreciated across the Atlantic, actress Cindy Williams died at the age of 75, her children said in a press release sent this Tuesday, January 30 to the site. it explains that she died peacefully last Wednesday, after a “brief illness”.

“The passing of our sweet and hilarious mom has left us with an insurmountable sadness that we will never be able to truly express,” they wrote. “She was unique, beautiful, generous and had a brilliant sense of humor and a bubbly character that everyone loved. We have always been and always will be very proud of her for so many reasons,” they added.

Cindy Williams was known for her role as Shirley in the cult 1970s series, “Happy Days”, and its spin-off “Laverne & Shirley”, which aired on ABC between 1974 and 1984, but also for having played the role of the girlfriend of the character played by Ron Howard in the movie “American Graffiti”, in 1973.

The latter also wanted to pay tribute to her on her Twitter account by writing: “Her unpretentious intelligence, her talent, her spirit and her humanity influenced all the characters she created and the people she worked with. We worked together on six different projects. How lucky am I. Rest in peace, Cindy.”

Many other personalities also expressed their grief after the announcement of his death. “Cindy was AMAZING! A great and natural actress,” posted Jamie Lee Curtis.

“I had the privilege of directing Cindy Williams in an independent film called Stealing Roses (with John Heard). She was talented, kind and so funny. RIP Cindy,” director Meg Foster wrote.

Fan of the ABC sitcom “Lavern & Shirley”, in which Cindy Williams and Penny Marshall (who died in 2018) played two roommates, actress Ming-Na Wen offered her condolences to her loved ones.

Rosario Dawson shared a few words on Twitter in the caption of the credits of “Laverne & Shirley”, “I am singing this song with so much gratitude for you two ladies. Absolute gems. United again…Rest in Heaven Cindy Williams.”