Shocking News! Actress Erin Moran Dies Mysteriously at Age of 53
The beautiful Erin Moran who is best known for her work as sweet but troublesome Joanie in the hit TV series “Happy Days” has died at the age of 53 in Indiana, on April 22, 2017, police said.
Today is the day when we lost one of the charming personality. TMZ confirmed the news that the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department in southern Indiana got a call from someone who reported an “unresponsive female” at 4:07 p.m. The first responders pronounced Erin Moran dead after she was found unresponsive.
The department proclaimed,
“Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders determined that she was deceased and an autopsy is pending,"
In remembrance of the star, many gathered their scattered emotions and shared heartfelt condolence through Twitter.
Erin Moran, Who Played Joanie on ‘Happy Days,’ Dies at 56 https://t.co/u7OPaQWdNr— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 23, 2017
OH Erin... now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth ...Rest In It serenely now.. too soon— Henry Winkler (@hwinkler4real) April 23, 2017
So incredibly sad to hear about Erin. A wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman.I can't really comprehend this right now.Very painful loss— Don Most (@most_don) April 23, 2017
So sad to share that my friend Erin Moran has passed away. Rest In Peace, sweet girl. ?? pic.twitter.com/SqThc76LvX— Erin Murphy (@Erin_Murphy) April 23, 2017
Born on October 18, 1960, in California, Erin Moran started her acting career at the very young age of 5 and got her first taste of television in a commercial for First Federal Bank. Further, she went on to play small characters in television and film in the late 60s and early ’70s. She got her breakout role at 12 as Joanie, the sweet yet troublemaker, the younger sister of Richie Cunningham in the hit series “Happy Days.”
Ron Howard took to Twitter and wrote,
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. https://t.co/8HmdL0JKlf— Ron Howard (@RealRonHoward) April 23, 2017
The hit show aired for a decade from 1974 to 1984. The show was set in Milwaukee and became more famous for the catchy theme song and memorable characters.
Further, in the 1980s in “Joanie Loves Chachi,” Erin Moran played the same character which is a short-lived spinoff from her role in "Happy Days," that also contributed a lot in her net worth. Her co-star in the show was Scott Baio rolling onto his role as Chachi Arcola.
After the end of the hit series, then at the mid-80s, she swore off Hollywood. Later in 1988, in an interview, she mentioned her depression due the acting offers dried, as the main reason for her leaving Hollywood. She said,
“I wanted time off to reassess my life and career. I had to ask myself, ‘Do I really want to keep doing this, or do I want to sit back and take it easy for five years, 10 years?
No matter what but Erin Moran will always be remembered and may her soul rest in peace.