Happy Days star Erin Moran's cause of death revealed

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Happy Days star Erin Moran's cause of death has been announced, following her death on Saturday (April 26).

The actress, who was just 56 years old, was found by officers in Indiana who were responding to reports of an "unresponsive female". Moran was identified and pronounced dead at the scene.

Following an autopsy, Harrison County Sheriff's Office has since reported that Moran's cause of death was "likely" to be a result of "complications of stage 4 cancer" (via The Wrap).

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Shortly after the news of her death broke, Happy Days actors Henry Winkler and Ron Howard paid tribute to their co-star, who starred as Joanie Cunningham in the '70s sitcom.

Ron Howard, who played her on-screen older brother Richie, wrote: "Such sad sad news. RIP Erin. I'll always choose to remember you on our show making scenes better, getting laughs and lighting up tv screens."

"OH Erin... now you will finally have the peace you wanted so badly here on earth ...Rest In It serenely now.. too soon," wrote Henry Winkler, who played Arthur 'Fonzie' Fonzarelli.

Don Most, who starred in the series alongside Moran as Ralph Malph, also said in a statement: "I am so incredibly sad to hear about Erin. She was a wonderful, sweet, caring, talented woman.

"As I write this I can't really comprehend this right now. A very painful loss. It gives me some comfort to know that she's with Tom, Al, Pat and Garry. Rest In Peace, sweet Erin."

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