By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated November 01, 2009 at 11:09 PM EST

Jon & Kate Plus 8 caregiver Janet Weidenheimer has died at age 72, Entertainment Tonight reports. Known as Nana Janet on the show, she appeared mostly in early seasons, including the sextuplets’ third birthday party episode. She passed away on Oct. 28 of undisclosed causes.

Ken Tucker remembers Janet Weidenheimer:

Janet Weidenheimer: Why longtime Jon & Kate fans — and the Gosselin kids — loved ”Nana Janet”