What a sad end to Thanksgiving Day. As Americans wrapped up their desserts on Nov. 24, news broke that Florence Henderson, best known as Carol Brady on ‘The Brady Bunch,’ had passed away, and fans are devastated. See their sweet messages, right here.
We honestly can’t believe that 2016 has claimed yet another icon, and on Thanksgiving no less! Florence Henderson sadly passed away on Nov. 24 after suffering from a sudden bought with heart failure. According to a statement from her publicist, she was admitted to the hospital on Nov. 23, and just one day later she died at age 82. Our hearts are broken!
Of course, Florence rose to fame playing Carol Brady, the matriarch of the Brady Bunch from 1969 until 1974. The wholesome mixed family image coupled with Carol’s quick wit and funny attitude made her one of the most beloved TV moms in American history, and to hear that she’d passed away was just too painful for fans.
“Man…there goes another piece of my childhood. RIP Mrs. Brady. If only my family could have been as pure,” one passionate fan wrote on Twitter after learning the devastating news that Florence had passed away. Her death reminded viewers of how pure television used to be, and left many longing for the old days. “RIP Mrs. Brady, I grew up on you and the bunch. If only TV programming these days were still so wholesome.” Amen!
Here are some more touching fan reactions to Florence’s death:
Man…there goes another piece of my childhood. RIP Mrs. Brady. If only my family could have been as pure. https://t.co/RR6zrPc0UE
— 6079 Smith, W. (@ingsoc_2017) November 25, 2016
Pouring a little out for FloHo, the original dirty old lady. RIP, Mrs. Brady!
— cen (@thisiscen) November 25, 2016
@FoxNews RIP Mrs. Brady, I grew up on you and the bunch. If only TV programming these days were still so wholesome.
— Smokey Canuck (@SmokeyCanuck22) November 25, 2016
Here's the story of a lovely lady……
— Kimberly Wells (@KimberSwells) November 25, 2016
America's mom has passed on Thanksgiving. 2016 has been real. RIP Mrs. Brady.
— Adrian™ (@AY604) November 25, 2016
— RIP Florence (@BiebersAriGomez) November 25, 2016
I loved the Brady Bunch and Florence Henderson. RIP Another darling gone to heaven.
— JG (@JanetGoss) November 25, 2016
RIP Florence Henderson… one of the best TV mom's ever….
— 67-42-4 (@TheJeffBenedict) November 25, 2016
— Ted Wells' Mustache (@TedWellsMustach) November 25, 2016
Can't believe Florence Henderson has died! :( I absolutely loved you in The Brady Bunch <3 You will be missed… R.I.P 👼🏼
— Emma Davey (@emma_davey99) November 25, 2016
Loved my mom..but secretly always wanted to be a Brady! RIP Mrs. Brady #FlorenceHenderson
— Elaine Alexander (@ChicagoElaine) November 25, 2016
Unfortunately, Florence is just one of the many, many beloved stars that have passed away in 2016. She joins the list of lost icons that includes David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman, Dylan Rieder, Gene Wilder and many more. Several played iconic characters that left fans feeling like they lost a family member, and Florence will be no different. Rest in peace!
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