Ex Happy Days child actresss Erin Moran, aged 56, probably died from the effects of having Stage Four cancer, the Harrison County medical examiner and Sheriff’s Department said on Monday in Indiana.
Erin Moran was found dead at her trailer park home in New Salisbury, Indiana on Saturday.
An “autopsy revealed that Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of Stage Four cancer”, the Harrison County officials statement said.
Toxicology tests were conducted and local officials have still to receive the results, but no illicit drugs were found at Moran’s home.
Moran played Joanie Cunningham, the young sister of Richie Cunningham, in the Happy Days comedy set in 1950s Milwaukie.
Earlier News of Erin Moran
American actress Erin Moran, who played Joanie in 1970s US sitcom Happy Days, has died in Indiana, at the age of 56.
The cause is not yet known, but speculation on by the Daily Mail and social media claims she died of a suspected heroin overdose at her trailer park home in New Salisbury, Indiana.
Moran also starred in the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. She played Joanie Cunningham, the young sister of of Richie Cunningham, in the comedy set in 1950s Milwaukee.
Henry Winkler, who played The Fonz, tweeted, “Oh Erin. Now you finally have the peace you wanted so badly on earth”. She joined Happy Days in 1974 aged 13.