The world-famous director and sitcom star, Penny Marshall, passed away peacefully at home at the age of 75. Her cause of death was ruled as complications from diabetes.
Marshall gained most of her notoriety for her hit role in the 70’s classic, Laverne & Shirley. After years in front of the screen, she transitioned to a role as a director where she directed films such as Awakenings, Renaissance Man, Riding In Cars With Boys, and The Preacher’s Wife.
Her family mourns her passing but finds comfort in knowing that she isn’t suffering any longer. Her ex-husband, Rob Reiner, posted his condolences on social media: “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift.”
Reiner continued: “She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her.”
Her family also issued a public statement: “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall. Penny was a girl from the Bronx, who came out West, put a cursive ‘L’ on her sweater and transformed herself into a Hollywood success story.”
They finished by saying: “We hope her life continues to inspire others to spend time with family, work hard, and make all of their dreams come true.”
Marshall is survived by her older sister, Ronny, her daughter, Tracy Reiner, and three grandchildren. Please keep this family in your prayers as they mourn the loss of their loved one.