Cindy Williams Dead At 75

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  1. John Brunner

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    Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley in ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ died at 75 on Wednesday Jan 25 after a short illness.

    Williams also appeared in the 1973 film “American Graffiti" and the 1974 film “The Conversation.”

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    RIP
     
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    Heard about her death last night. The article stated "short illness", but didn't say what the illness was. I'm always curious about what illness produced death in a person. And, a "short illness" has really got my curiosity up. Use to watch Laverne & Shirley quite often.
     
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    I'm the same way. I don't know why I feel a need (or a right) to know. Some people and their families are funny about medical details. I'm always open about them so as to pass info along that might be useful to others...there's nothing to be ashamed of.

    And why did the family not announce it until yesterday when she died last Wednesday?
     
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    John, look at it this way, there are those that don't like to reveal the real "cause of death", because it would give leverage to those that are very against smoking, drinking or whatever. If it were due to using illegal drugs, heavy smoking and/or drinking, the family could feel very embarrassed admitting that. Generally, somehow/someway, the real cause does get out to the public.

    We noticed the date of her death as well and wondered why it was just reported yesterday.
     
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    How typical of you to think the worst. How about it's just none of your business?

    I'm just waiting on the "was she vaccinated????" crap to start.

    RIP, Cindy.
     
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    Unfortunately, Beth, the "worst" is many times the truth. How would you feel if someone told you "it's just none of your business"? Just think if the entire world thought that way. What a mess the world would be in!!

    There are those, and a whole lot of "those" that are like the magazine, The Enquirer, that want to know things and don't pay any attention to those that say "it's not any of your business".
     
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    Beth, you're sort of like my SIL, just can't take a joke! I was kidding about the Inquirer, but there are people that act just like the magazine and want to know things.

    And, just in case you do read this..........thanks for putting me back on your "Ignore" List. Just wanted to tell you that!
     
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    Sad to hear she has died. Today it really isn't unexpected for anyone we were familiar with or even knew had died.
     
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    So true, Thomas.
     
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    I think our parent's generation were the first to have mass media idols, but our folks had no way of knowing when celebs died if the news did not report it.
     
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    I think I'd prefer no one be told, so it would be like...

    "How's Ken doing these days?"
    "Oh, he died about twenty years ago."
     
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    I wanna be the "Did you hear about the guy who no one missed for 6 months..." guy.
     
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    I'm serious about that. I don't want a funeral, a death announcement... nuthin'. Just send me to the crematorium, call the kids, and get on with life.
     
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    Was just at a funeral and the widow was in a bad way, financially, as well as other ways. Convoluted family issues...
    Anyway, even cremated, there was cost. And then there was a dinner.o_O I skipped that.
    In the good old days we held a dinner for mourners who came from a goodly distance. Families came together for the funeral. I figure the widow needed to save money now, made a contribution at the visitation and left. Family came to see an urn and probably to check out the will.:mad:
     
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