Florence Henderson dead: Actress watched Maureen McCormick on 'DWTS' three days before death
Florence Henderson was a supportive costar and friend even in her final days.
The actress, best known for her role as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, died at the age of 82 on Thursday. But just three days before her death, Henderson was spotted in the crowd at a Dancing with the Stars taping, supporting her former on-screen daughter Maureen McCormick as she competed for the Mirror Ball trophy.
On Monday, Nov. 21, Henderson was all smiles in a white turtleneck and bright red lipstick. And this was not the only time the star was seen showing her support for the show, on which she competed during season 11.
In September, Henderson surprised McCormick — who played Marcia Brady on the hit sitcom — at the season 23 DWTS premiere.
“You were fabulous,” Henderson complimented McCormick after blowing her kisses. “I’m so proud.”
The former on-screen mother-daughter duo took this one step further during week two of the show, as McCormick and her partner Artem Chigvintsev performed a Brady Bunch-inspired routine. And Henderson took to the stage as Carol for a cameo, exclaiming, “Ah! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!”
After Henderson’s death on Thursday, McCormick led the tributes to her beloved TV mom, sharing her sentiments in a series of tweets.
“Florence Henderson was a dear friend for so very many years & in my <3 forever. Love & hugs to her family. I’ll miss u dearly #RIPFlorence,” McCormick wrote in one post.
In another, McCormick shared a sweet photo of them at a September DWTS taping. She captioned the photo, “You are in my heart forever Florence.”
A few days before their ’60s-inspired DWTS performance in September, Henderson and McCormick talked about how much they enjoyed being together.
Henderson visited McCormick on set and told her TV daughter, “I’m so proud of you. We’ve done a lot together.”
“Haven’t we?” McCormick agreed. “When I’m with you, it all feels just like yesterday and so beautiful.”