Monday morning, the Harrison County Coroner's Office and Sheriff's Department issued a joint statement saying Moran passed due to complications with her stage 4 cancer.
The statement added there were no illegal narcotics found at the scene, but Baio thinks her lifetime of drugs and alcohol abuse may have had something to do with her untimely death.
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However, none of the sit-coms of the 1970s has come as close as incorporating itself into Americana as Happy Days.
Sure, it wasn’t as smart as MASH, as controversial as All in the Family, or as well written as The Mary Tyler Moore Show, but by bringing a portrait of 1950s Milwaukee and one of television greatest ensemble casts into viewers’ homes for ten amazing seasons (not to mention spawning four spin off series and “Fonziemania”, one of the biggest crazes of the 1970s surrounding TV icon and the show’s star Henry Winkler), Happy Days has become one of the most endearing and loved sit-coms in the history of television.
It was widely reported that Moran had fallen on very hard times since the late 1970s and 1980s, when she starred as Joanie Cunningham in the popular sitcom “Happy Days” and with Baio in the short-lived spin-off “Joanie Loves Chachi.” In recent years, Moran had faced eviction from her Los Angeles home and dealt with depression, financial struggles and homelessness.
She may have loved Chachi, but TV audiences loved her. Erin: Well, a friend of my Mom’s had a friend who was just starting out as a child agent, and the friend of my Mom’s said, “just take Erin in and just meet with her”.
Baio told TMZ later Monday that he feels terrible about ripping Moran in the interview on the AM radio talk show “The Bernie and Sid Show.” In the interview, Baio shared this reaction to news of her death, according to the Daily News: “I’m OK, a little shocked but not completely shocked that this happened,” he said.
“My thing is, I feel bad because her whole life, she was troubled, could never find what made her happy and content.” He then said, “For me, you do drugs or drink, you’re gonna die.
The sheriff’s office also addressed the rumors about illegal drugs playing a role in her death.
The office said that “standard toxicology tests were performed and the results are pending, however no illegal narcotics were found at the residence.” Baio told TMZ that if he had known Moran was battling cancer, he would have kept his mouth shut.