Florence Henderson, otherwise known as America's Mom for her role as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, recently passed away due to a heart failure at 82. While those who grew up watching the Brady's mourn the loss of Henderson, members of her television family have taken to social media to share their memories and honor the woman they worked with for so many years. The messages are short and sweet as they send their condolences for their TV Mom.
Maureen McCormick (Marcia Brady from The Brady Bunch) took to Twitter to share a picture of herself and Florence Henderson together at a taping for Dancing with the Stars. McCormick was a contestant on the show this season and Henderson made frequent visits to support her former on-screen daughter. Surprisingly, Henderson was in the audience of Dancing with the Stars for Night One of the finale -- three days before her death.
Henderson herself was an alum on the show, having competed back in 2010, and even made an on-stage cameo this season for a Brady Bunch-themed dance. It's clear Maureen McCormick treasured her recent time with Henderson.
McCormick prefaced the picture with a tweet wishing "love and hugs" to Henderson's family, and that she would be in her heart forever. Her closing point, that she'll miss Henderson dearly, is a sentiment that is most likely shared by many people who felt like they were also one of Carol and Mike Brady's kids.
Barry Williams, who played the eldest son Greg Brady, also shared his condolences on Twitter for his former on-screen mother. The actor's fondness for Florence Henderson made big headlines in the early 1990s when he released his autobiography Growing Up Brady, in which he wrote about his infatuation with the older actress and described a one-off "date" the two went on. Williams' thoughts today are obviously more emotional.
At the time of this writing, none of the other former Brady kids have yet to share their thoughts through social media. Instead of posting a statement, Cindy Brady actress Susan Olsen updated her Facebook cover photo to a picture of the Brady family together celebrating Thanksgiving.
No doubt that Henderson's passing is sad to share around the holidays, but we'll keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.