Cindy Williams, a star on the show Laverne & Shirley had two children with husband Bill Hudson.
The actress, who played Shirley on the hit TV show, has died aged 75.
Who are Cindy Williams’ children?
Williams’ kids are Zachary and Emily Hudson.
Little is known about her children as they have remained out of the spotlight. Emily was born in 1982 while Zachary arrived four years later in 1986.
Both of her children appeared with her during her 2004 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony.
Announcing their mom’s death, the pair said in a statement: “The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed.
“Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous, and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”
Laverne & Shirley ran on ABC from January 26, 1976, until 1983 and was one of the most popular shows on TV between 1977 and 1979.
Was Cindy Williams married?
Cindy was 35 when she met her future husband Bill Hudson, who was 33.
They got married in 1982 but divorced in 2000.
He was previously married to Goldie Hawn but their marriage ended in 1976.
Bill, is a musician and actor and was the lead vocalist in the band The Hudson Brothers.
He also had support roles in Zero to Sixty, Hysterical, and Big Shots.
How did Cindy Williams die?
Cindy, born on August 22, 1947, was an American actress known for her appearances in Happy Days, American Graffiti, and The Conversation.
In Laverne & Shirley, Cindy played the straitlaced Shirley Feeney to Penny’s more libertine Laverne on the show about a pair of roommates that worked at a Milwaukee bottling factory in the 1950s and 60s
She died in Los Angeles on January 25, 2022, after suffering from a brief illness.
Following the news of her death, fans flooded social media, with one praising the late star as “one of the great comedian actors of our day.”
“You certainly gave me many laughs over the years. You will be missed,” another mourning fan wrote.
A third fan tweeted: “I am so sad to hear that Cindy Williams passed away today. I loved Laverne and Shirley and still occasionally watch it.
“With Lenny and Squiggy, it will remain one of our best classic comedies. May Cindy’s memory be a blessing.”
“Half of the time I can’t remember why I walked in to a room, but I can still remember the theme song from Laverne & Shirley,” tweeted another.