ERIN Moran is believed to have died from advanced cancer — not a drug overdose as previously reported. Now, authorities have said that Moran "likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer". A joint investigation into Mrs. Moran likely succumbed to complications of stage 4 cancer. Former child star Paul Petersen, who starred on The Donna Reed Show, hinted that Erin had been through personal struggles upon the news of her death.
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By Virginia Skeels. Erin Moran was just 14 when she signed on to play Joanie Cunningham, the feisty little sister of Richie Cunningham in the hit Seventies show Happy Days. But while child actor Ron Howard, who played Richie, has since gone on to become an A-list Hollywood producer and director, his on-screen 'sister' has fallen on much harder times. Moran, 51, was photographed looking worse for wear outside a Holiday Inn in Corydon, Indiana, after reportedly being kicked out of the trailer she shared with her husband Steve Fleischmann. Fallen on hard times: Moran and her husband Steve Fleishchmann are bouncing from one motel to another, but the actress is said to have tried to sneak back to the trailer park, prompting the furious row. The National Enquirer reported back in June that the couple had moved into the 'rundown trailer park' after losing their California home to foreclosure.
Happy Days star Erin Moran 'likely' died from cancer – not overdose
Her father was a finance manager, and her interest in acting was supported by her mother, who signed her with an agent when she was five years old. Moran's first acting role was at the age of five, in a television commercial for First Federal Bank. She made her feature-film debut in How Sweet It Is! She also appeared in the television series Gunsmoke.
By Kirsty Mccormack. Most people remember her as fresh-faced Joanie Cunningham in U. The year-old actress is a shadow of her former-self after being evicted from her California home recently. Now, she and her husband Steve Fleischmann are spending their days living in a rundown caravan park in New Salisbury, Indiana. Taking it's toll: Erin Moran, pictured here last year, is looking haggard after being evicted from her California home.