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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo, Florence Henderson arrives at the 2014 amfAR Inspiration Gala at Milk Studios in Los Angeles. Henderson, the wholesome actress who went from Broadway star to television icon when she became Carol Brady, the ever-cheerful mom residing over "The Brady Bunch," has died at age 82. She died surrounded by family and friends, her manager, Kayla Pressman, said in a statement late Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

America's favorite 'Brady Bunch' mom Florence Henderson dies of heart failure at 82


Florence Henderson, who played the upbeat "Brady Bunch" mom, has died, her manager and her publicist said. She was 82.

Henderson died Thursday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, after being hospitalized the day before, said her publicist, David Brokaw. 

Henderson had suffered heart failure, her manager Kayla Pressman said in a statement.

She will be remembered by everyone as "America's Favorite Mom."

Henderson's "Brady Bunch" daughter Maureen McCormick tweeted her condolences.

"Dancing With The Stars" host, Tom Bergeron, also tweeted about the news.

Larry King: "America's mom has died."

Florence Henderson on playing Carol on The Brady Bunch - EMMYTVLEGENDS.ORG

In this interview, Henderson talks about her experience playing Carol Brady on "The Brady Bunch.

"I wanted to make her as human as possible," she said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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