"Brady Bunch" mom Florence Henderson dead at age 82

(CNN) Actress Florence Henderson, who played the mom on "The Brady Bunch", has passed away.

Her manager says Henderson died of heart failure Thursday night.

The 82-year-old actress was surrounded by family and friends at the hospital in Los Angeles.

But the manager says Henderson was not sick and her friends and family are shocked by her death.

Henderson played Carol Brady, one of television's most famous moms, on the sitcom.

The show that started in 1969 became a huge hit in syndication and led to a number of spinoffs and movies.

Henderson's own mom left her family when Florence was 12-years-old.

The actress later said that Carol Brady was essentially the mom she always wished she had.

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