Eddie Mekka, 「ラバーン&シャーリー」に出演した,’は年をとって死ぬ 69

Eddie Mekka, 「ラバーン&シャーリー」に出演した,’は年をとって死ぬ 69
The news was given by his brother Warren Mekjian

Eddie Mekka, star of the ABC sitcom Laverne and Shirley 死んだ, 老いた 69.

Mekka, who played Carmine “The Big Ragu Ragusa” on the series, died at his home in Newhall, カリフォルニア 先週末.

The news was given to TMZ by his brother Warren Mekjian, who said Mekka died on 27 11月.

Mekjian told TMZ that Mekka had been treated for blood clots in hospital recently although no cause of death has yet been revealed.

TMZ report that police were called to Mekka’s home after neighbours and friends hadn’t heard from him for a few days.

The news was also confirmed in a Facebook post from a friend who wrote: “Eddie passed away peacefully in his Newhall, California home on Saturday, 11月 27, 2021. 彼がいた 69 年.

"現時点では, we do ask that all media inquiries be withheld during his family’s time of grief and mourning. We welcome you to share your memories of Eddie and your condolences to his family on his fan page. Rest In Peace Eddie. We had some fun.”

Born in Massachusetts, Mekka began his career on Broadway in 1975 に The Lieutenant. He earned a Tony Award nomination in 1975 for best actor in a musical after his debut.

He then moved to Los Angeles where he was cast in Laverne and Shirley, where he played Shirley’s (Cindy Williams) high-school sweetheart and on-off love interest.

Paying. tribute on Twitter, Williams wrote: “My darling Eddie, A world-class talent who could do it all. I love you dearly. I’ll miss you so much. But oh the marvellous memories…,” alongside a video of him on the show.

Mekka went on to star in shows including Blanksy’s Beauties 及び Family Matters, Fantasy Island, そして 幸せな日々.

His film credits include the musical drama Dreamgirls, Top of the World そして Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star.

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