Erin Moran who played Joanie Cunningham on Happy Days has died.
TMZ reports authorities in Indiana got a call today just after 4PM from someone reporting an
EMT’s arrived and found Moran’s body … she was already dead. Moran was a star in the early 70s when cast on Happy Days as Joanie, the younger sister of Ron Howard‘s character. She continued in the role ’82 alongside Scott Baio in Joanie Loves Chachi, which lasted one season.
Erin had a tough time after her 70s stardom … a combination of drinking and bizarre behavior eventually landed her in a trailer park in Indiana. She had run out of money and was reportedly kicked out of the mobile home she shared with husband Steve Fleischmann.
Moran had roles on Murder, She Wrote, Desperation Boulevard, and in recent years Celebrity Fit Club. An autopsy is pending.
Erin Moran was 56.