Actor and talk show host Florence Henderson passed away on Thanksgiving on Thursday night. Best known for her role as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, the beloved actor died at age 82. In the wake of this sad holiday news, you might be wondering how did Florence Henderson die? As reported by NBC News, the actor died of heart failure as she was surrounded by her family and friends. The New York Times reported that her death occurred at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. According to the American Heart Association, heart failure happens when the heart muscle has been weakened and is unable to pump enough blood around the body. The American Heart Association website says that while heart failure cannot be cured, treatment can improve symptoms.
Most TV fans know Henderson as the beloved mom with iconic hair on The Brady Bunch from 1969 until 1974, and she also appeared in the series' various spin-offs and specials. After The Brady Bunch, Henderson hosted two TV shows: The Florence Henderson Show and Who's Cooking With Florence Henderson. She has also gone onto guest star in many TV series, including Ally McBeal, 30 Rock, The Love Boat, and Fantasy Island, among others. She even combined reality TV and the Bradys in My Fair Brady, a show starring her former TV son Christopher Knight, who played Greg on the classic TV series.
Henderson got her start in many theater productions on Broadway in New York City and Los Angeles. She took her singing talents to The Ed Sullivan Show and in 1962, she became the first woman to guest-host The Tonight Show, according to the NY Times.
The actor accomplished so much during her life and she will definitely missed by so many fans.