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    Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in Happy Days, dies aged 56

    Erin Moran, who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms Happy Days and Joanie Loves Chachi, has died aged 56.
    Police in Harrison County, Indiana, said the former child star was found unresponsive after authorities received an emergency call. The cause of her death has not been determined.
    Californian-born Moran began acting in TV and movies before she was 10 years old and joined the cast in Happy Days as Joanie, the kid sister to Ron Howard's Richie Cunningham, in 1974.
    Her other co-stars included Tom Bosley and Marion Ross as Joanie's parents and Henry Winkler as the loveable tough guy Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli.
    "What happened with all of us was like we were this family," Moran told Xfinity in 2009. "It was so surreal with all the cast members. They were my family, get it?"
    The show was set in 1950s Milwaukee and became a long-running hit. Howard and Winkler were the show's biggest stars, but the smiling, freckle-faced Moran also became popular.
    In 1982, she was paired off with fellow Happy Days performer Scott Baio in the short-lived spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.
    Moran returned to Happy Days in 1984, the show's final season.
    On news of her death, Howard 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."
    "OH Erin... now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth," Winkler tweeted. "Rest In It serenely now... too soon."
    Moran's more recent credits included The Love Boat and Murder, She Wrote, but she never approached the success of Happy Days and endured numerous personal and financial struggles. She was reportedly homeless at times.
    In 2011, she and Ross and former Happy Days actors Anson Williams and Donnie Most sued CBS, saying they were owed money for merchandising related to the show. The lawsuit was settled the following year.

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    weak responsive tweets by winkler and howard. they went through the motions at least. she was not really talented and looks were below average. alcohol, drugs and poor choices doomed her. became trailer park trash last 20 years or so. this was not a shock to anyone who knew her situation.

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    Heroin overdose.

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    Rest in peace. May god bless her soul.

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    I read Henry Winkler tried to help her out from time to time, but she was too far gone. Another child star who couldn't learn to adapt to adulthood.

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    Very sad ending. She use to live in my area back in the late 80's, early 90's. She was into meth at that time. She had numerous people who tried to help her but she felt she could handle it. Addiction is a nasty disease, and this is another example of many who perish because of it.

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    I am sure people tried to help her

    Had many chances

    Drugs ruined the world and it all starts with WEED

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    It's true, weed gateway drug

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    She was a great actress in Happy Days, one of the best shows ever.

    Resquiat in Pacem.

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    RIP

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    Of course it is… I'm sure the heavy hitters in Hollywood are going to pay for her funeral, Ron Howard and Henry Winkler are still big time



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    It's true, weed gateway drug

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    That's to bad man,heard she wasn't in very good shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unusialsusp5 View Post
    weak responsive tweets by winkler and howard. they went through the motions at least. she was not really talented and looks were below average. alcohol, drugs and poor choices doomed her. became trailer park trash last 20 years or so. this was not a shock to anyone who knew her situation.
    Winkler tried to help the girl out,weak response come on.

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    They helped her

    After a while enough is enough with a junkie


    Will they go to funeral if one?

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    They'll probably go id expect,be pretty shitty not to pay your last respects to an old friend.

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    Yes they all made it because of that show and she was a big part of it

    Sad story



    Quote Originally Posted by packerd_00 View Post
    They'll probably go id expect,be pretty shitty not to pay your last respects to an old friend.

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    So are you

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    Quote Originally Posted by RangeFinder View Post
    Very sad ending. She use to live in my area back in the late 80's, early 90's. She was into meth at that time. She had numerous people who tried to help her but she felt she could handle it. Addiction is a nasty disease, and this is another example of many who perish because of it.
    "Addiction" is not a disease, it's a life-choice and people need to be treated for making bad decsions in life.

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