Celebrities React: Florence Henderson Dead At 82

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Reaction Florence Henderson Dead

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Celebrities are reacting to the death of Florence Henderson. See stars’ reaction tweets and tributes below.

Henderson, best known as Carol Brady on “The Brady Bunch,” died on Thursday at the age of 82. The actress passed away at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure, confirm her reps. She was surrounded at the time of her death by friends and family members. Just days earlier, Henderson was at the “Dancing With The Stars” finale in support of Maureen McCormick, who played her daughter on “The Brady Bunch” from 1969-1974 and was a contestant this past season on the dance competition show. Henderson herself was on “Dancing With The Stars” in 2010.

Shortly after the news of her death, celebrities began to react on Twitter to Henderson’s death. McCormick tweeted, “Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my [heart] forever. Love & hugs to her family. I’ll miss u dearly #RIPFlorence.” Tom Bergeron wrote, “Heartbroken. I’ll miss you, my friend. #RIP @ItsFloHenderson.” Debra Messing said, “RIP Florence Henderson. ‘The Brady Bunch’ was everything.” And Arsenio Hall noted, “Thankful that I knew Florence Henderson. #Thanksgiving #rip #greatlady #brightlight.”

Josh Gad offered, “RIP #FlorenceHenderson – Mrs. Brady was a mother to us all. You will be missed.” “Weird” Al Yankovic stated, “So terribly sad to hear of the passing of the great Florence Henderson. It was a true honor to have known and worked with her.” Marlee Matlin expressed, “I will miss you Florence Henderson.” Carl Reiner added, “Sad to read about the passing of Florence Henderson, one of the lovliest, most lovable and beloved people in our business.”

Carrie Ann Inaba tweeted, “Broken hearted. She was like a mom to us all. I’m grateful I had the chance to get to know you these past few years. RIP #FlorenceHenderson.” “Dancing With The Stars” pro Sasha Farber felt, “We just lost a legend some one who always remembers everyone’s name, and is one of the sweetest people I know R.I.P #florenceHenderson.” Boy George wrote, “R.I.P Florence Henderson. I grew up with the Brady Bunch!” “Florence Henderson was a doll and a dame and funny as hell. RIP,” added Michael McKean.

Larry King offered, “Rest In Peace Florence Henderson, a dear lady with a great sense of humor & a terrific laugh. ‘America’s mom’ has died.” Danica McKellar shared, “The lovely Florence Henderson has died. When I came to #DWTS, she said, ‘Welcome to the club.’ Such warmth. A treasure. #RIPFlorence.” Penn Jillette tweeted, “I”m going to miss Florence Henderson so much. I loved her. What a smart, wonderful, kind woman. A good friend.” And Jason Alexander offered, “RIP the dear #Florence Henderson. You were a light.”

“I’m deeply saddened by the loss of Florence Henderson. So many of us grew up watching the Brady Bunch! RIP Carol Brady you will be missed,” expressed La Toya Jackson. Patricia Arquette noted, “Florence Henderson-Warm Talented & kind passed away today. Thank you Florence for being such a kind generous friend to Alexis.” “So sad to hear of Florence Henderson’s passing, I’ll truly miss her. We’d always sit together at @DancingABC, she was such a lovely woman,” wrote Chaz Bono. And Christina Applegate conveyed, “Man. Just saw Florence a month ago. Radiant and as spunky as ever. She was and is so cherished! Much love to her family at this sad time!”

Maria Menounos wrote, “Devastated . She was just at my house-so vibrant -so wonderful-Such light in this world. I’m crushed.” Jane Lynch noted, “I played Carol in The Real Live Brady Bunch stage show. I got to know Florence Henderson herself over the years. What a classy lady.” And Katie Couric said, “Florence Henderson was a great woman..warm funny & saucy! I’m crushed to hear she died. Sending love & sympathy to the people she touched.” Gossip Cop will continue to update as more celebrities react to Henderson’s death.

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