Brady Bunch Star Florence Henderson Dead at 82 (VIDEO)

Brady Bunch matriarch and Dancing with the Stars alum, Florence Henderson has died at age 82 reports the Associated Press.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Florence Henderson, who went from Broadway star to become one of America’s most beloved television moms in “The Brady Bunch,” has died. She was 82.

Henderson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday night, a day after she was hospitalized, said her publicist, David Brokaw. Henderson had suffered heart failure, her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement.

Family and friends had surrounded Henderson’s hospital bedside, Pressman said.

Henderson’s last appearance was earlier this week at the Dancing with the Stars finale where she appeared to support contestant, fellow Brady Bunch star, Maureen McCormick. Henderson was a contestant in 2010.

Prior to starring as matriarch Carol Brady in the Brady Bunch, Henderson starred in several Broadway shows including Fanny, Oklahoma and The Sound of Music.

Maureen McCormick mourned her TV mom on twitter.

Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron also sent his condolences via social media:

Here’s Henderson dancing to the Brady Bunch theme with her partner Corky Ballas. Brady Bunch star Barry Williams.

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