The death of Florence Henderson in November 2016, best known as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, left her fans the world over mourning the loss of an iconic mother figure. She was 82 but looking characteristically vibrant on live TV just days beforehand, her death caught everyone by surprise.
With a career spanning over 60 years, Florence was an incredibly multi-talented performer on stage and screen. The last of 10 children, she grew up in extreme poverty. But by the age of 19, thanks to her remarkable determination and work ethic, she became an overnight Broadway star and was rarely out of the spotlight for the rest of her life. Reports state that Florence died from complications with her heart leading to complete heart failure. Working and travelling flat out to the very end undoubtedly put her under great mental and physical strain. But her heart may also have been burdened by a period of heavy drinking and living, depression, a hysterectomy and osteoporosis drugs. By her mid 70s, Florence was suffering from an irregular heartbeat and coronary artery disease leading to major surgery, including a procedure just 24 hours before she died. With the help of Florence’s medical history and eyewitness accounts, world renowned forensic pathologist Dr Michael Hunter, digs deep to discover exactly what caused the heart of America’s beloved Mom to fail so suddenly. Show Less
The death of Florence Henderson in November 2016, best known as Carol Brady in The Brady Bunch, left her fans the world over mourning ...Show More