Authorities announce likely cause of death of actress Erin Moran

01 May, 2017, 14:04 | Author: Evan Mason

In recent years, she was reported to be living in an in trailer park.

The statement did not say what kind of cancer Moran had.

Moran was best-known for her role as Joanie Cunningham, the younger sister of Richie Cunningham, who was played by Ron Howard, a child actor who is now a famed director.

Authorities responded to a call around 4 p.m. on Saturday and found the 1970s television darling "unresponsive" in her in home.

A statement released Monday by the Harrison County Sheriff's Department says an autopsy revealed the 56-year-old actress had stage-four cancer, but doesn't specify what type. Officials say standard toxicology test results are pending but that no illegal narcotics were found at the home.

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Meanwhile, according to Page Six, the Happy Days actress refused help from fellow former child stars as her life spiraled out of control. "I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens".

Moran, who was born October 18, 1960, in Burbank, Calif., landed her first big role on the children's adventure show Daktari when she was just 8.

In her final years, Moran had battled financial problems and depression. The series, which took place in Milwaukee between 1955 and 1965, and it was created by Gary Marshall.

In 2010, she joined various Happy Days co-stars in filing a lawsuit against television network CBS, claiming they were owed money from merchandising revenues.

"For me, you do drugs or drink, you're gonna die", Baio said. Moran was born in Burbank, California, on October 18, 1960, and was guided into an acting career while most kids were just beginning kindergarten. In 2007, she appeared on the reality show Scott Baio Is 45 and Single as herself, and in 2008, she was a contestant on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club.

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