Cindy Williams dead: Laverne & Shirley and Happy Days star die at 75 after illness

Her children Zak and Emily Hudson released a statement released by family spokeswoman Liza Cranis as they paid tribute to their beloved mother.

It read: “The passing of our hilarious loving mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us an insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed.

“Knowing and loving her has been our joy and our privilege.”

He concluded, “She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and had a brilliant sense of humor and a sparkling wit that everyone loved.”

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She began her acting career in the early 1970s with guest spots on TV shows like Barefoot in the Park and Room 222 before being cast by legendary director George Cukor in Travels With My Aunt in 1972.

Cindy landed the role of Laurie, Steve’s girlfriend from Ron Howard, in George Lucas’ American Graffiti, which earned her a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actress.

Lucas had considered her for the role of Princess Leia Organa, although he ultimately went for Carrie Fisher.

She then starred in director Francis Ford Coppola’s Best Picture nominated The Conversation in 1974.

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