Florence Henderson, The Brady Bunch mom, has died

Henderson was 82.

Florence Henderson, who played one of TV's favorite moms, has died.

The 82-year-old died of heart failure around 7:30 p.m. Thursday, her longtime manager Kayla Pressman told NBC News.

“She was quite active until she started not feeling well several days ago,” David Brokaw, her publicist, told the New York Times. “It was felt that she would just bounce back from it.”

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences called Henderson "one of the truly great entertainers," noting her career spanned from Broadway to films to daytime and primetime TV.

Henderson was best known for playing Carol Brady – the loving mother of Marcia, Jan, Cindy, Greg, Peter and Bobby – on The Brady Bunch from 1969 to 1974. The syndicated show saw several reboots over the next three decades.

"Florence was not only America's favorite TV mom, but television royalty as the first Today Show girl on NBC to her own daytime talk show and, of course, the iconic role of Mrs. Brady on The Brady Bunch, as well as being one of the first omen to have her career recognized by The Smithsonian," the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' statement said.

Others took to Twitter to share their condolences and memories of Henderson, including her TV daughter Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady on The Brady Bunch. 

Next Up


2 killed in head-on crash involving car, dump truck

The crash happened just before 2 p.m. Friday, according to the State Patrol.


Here is Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Saturday, October 31

Minnesota has surpassed 3,000 new cases on consecutive days.

high school football

Minnesota Football Showcase postponed due to COVID-19

The MFCA All-Star Game will be played in June 2021.

Screen Shot 2020-10-31 at 7.26.05 AM

Here's what President Trump said on his visit to Minnesota

The president targeted Gov. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison at his Minnesota rally.

Screen Shot 2020-10-30 at 6.09.58 PM

Here's what Joe Biden said in Minnesota Friday

Presenting himself as the candidate for a united country, he pledged improvements on affordable healthcare, pandemic relief

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.