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Florence Henderson, America's Favorite TV Mom From 'The Brady Bunch,' Has Died at 82

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Florence Henderson in Los Angeles, June 2016. (Getty)

Florence Henderson, best known for playing Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, has died at the age of 82.

According to her publicist David Brokaw, she died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Thursday night, after being admitted on Wednesday. Her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement that she was surrounded by family and friends at the time of her death. Pressman also stated that Henderson had suffered heart failure.

Henderson got her start on stage in New York City before turning to the small screen, where she had a stint on the Today show, and became the first woman to guest host The Tonight Show. In 1969 she became Mrs. Brady, America's favorite mom.

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The Brady Bunch ran from 1969 to 1974, but seemed to live forever through reruns, television specials, and movies. You can watch all of the episodes on CBS All Access and Hulu, where they've also got A Very Brady Christmas.

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