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. Two months before her death, Henderson made her last TV performance when she appeared as Carol Brady in McCormick’s Dancing with the Stars performance, and on Monday — just days before her death — Henderson was in the DWTS audience during finals week of the reality dancing competition series.
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❤ 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.”
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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.”