“Upon the arrival, it was determined that the female was Erin Marie Moran-Fleischmann. First responders determined that she was deceased and an autopsy is pending,” the department said.
Moran was cast as Joanie Cunningham, the younger sister of Richie Cunningham, who was played by Ron Howard, a child actor who is now a famed director.
Moran played the same character in the early 1980s in “Joanie Loves Chachi,” a short-lived spinoff with her “Happy Days” co-star Scott Baio continuing his role as Chachi Arcola.
“So incredibly sad to hear about Erin,” Malph wrote.
One of Moran’s close friends, Erin Murphy, who played Tabitha on the 1960s series “Bewitched” also took on Twitter after Moran’s passing.
“So sad to share that my friend Erin Moran has passed away. Rest In Peace, sweet girl,” Murphy wrote.
According to IMDb, Moran was born October 18, 1960, in Burbank, California, and her first professional acting gig was in a TV commercial.
In 2012, Moran was one of the “Happy Days” actors who won money in a settlement with CBS over merchandising payments.
While other cast members continued to act or direct, acting work dried up for Moran.