Erin Moran has died. According to a source, She was found Saturday afternoon in an Indiana trailer park of a suspected heroin overdose.
Erin was best known for playing Joanie Cunningham on “Happy Days” and later on “Joanie Loves Chachi” with Scott Baio. She was just 14 years old when she became a household name, but she struggled with drugs and alcohol out of the spotlight. She hadn’t had any roles since 2010, and she was living with her husband, Steve Fleischmann, and her mother-in-law in a trailer park.
Erin’s co-stars weighed in on her tragic death. Don Most, who played Ralph on “Happy Days,” said in a statement, “Erin was a wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman. As I write this I can't really comprehend it. A very painful loss. It gives me some comfort to know that she's with Tom [Bosley], Al [Molinaro], Pat [Morita] and Garry[Marshall]. Rest In Peace, sweet Erin.” Henry Winkler, Ron Howard, and others took to social media to share their thoughts.