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 56-year-old former child star was found unresponsive after authorities received a 911 call.
The cause of her death has not been determined.
She was already a veteran actress when in 1974 she was cast in Happy Days as Joanie, the kid sister to Ron Howard’s Richie Cunningham in the sitcom set in the 1950s.
She would later appear with Scott Baio in the Happy Days spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi.
Moran had endured numerous struggles in recent years, according to US media reports.
More to follow…