Florence Henderson, The Brady Bunch mom, has died

Henderson was 82.
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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. 

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