Florence Henderson, Marie Osmond & More React to News of Ann B. Davis Passing
USA Today reported today that Ann B. Davis, best known for her portrayal of Alice Nelson in The Brady Bunch, passed away after a fall at the age of 88. A close friend of Davis confirmed the news. The actress had slipped and hit her head, which caused severe trauma. She passed away in a San Antonio hospital.
Today co-stars and celebrities took to Twitter to share their reactions over the sad news:
Florence Henderson: I'm so shocked & saddened to learn my dear friend & colleague Ann B Davis died today.I spoke with her a few months ago & she was doing great
Christina Applegate: Ann B Davis. How many mornings I have spent with you. " oh Alice". RIP
Marlee Matlin: I grew up wanting to be Marcia Brady but with 4 kids, I turned into Alice the Maid. RIP Ann B. Davis.
Maureen McCormick, who played Marcia Brady, gave a statement to The Hollywood Reporter.
"She was a dear friend ... deep, honest and true. She was one of my earliest role models, and that continues to this day. She made me a better person. How blessed I am to have had her in my life. She will be forever missed."
Actress Eve Plumb, who starred as Jan on The Brady Bunch, released a statement earlier today, commenting: "Ann was an amazing lady. She was great to work with, and I have wonderful memories of our scenes together on The Brady Bunch. She was kind and generous to all of us on set. Although we hadn't seen each other as often as we may have wanted to in the last few years, I am sure she knew she held a very important place in my heart. My thoughts are with her family and friends."