Dancing with the Stars Pays Tribute to 'Lovely Lady' Florence Henderson with Star on Its Ballroom Floor
Henderson competed on season 11 of Dancing with the Stars and made multiple guest appearances last season when her Brady Bunch costar Maureen McCormick competed
Ahead of the ABC dancing competition’s season 24 premiere on Monday evening, the series remembered the late actress, who passed away last November, with a sweet ballroom tribute.
Host Tom Bergeron took to Instagram hours before the show’s start to showcase a star on the ballroom floor that included Henderson’s name, season number and the show’s iconic Mirrorball.
“A lovely addition to our ballroom in memory of a lovely lady. @dancingabc #dwts,” longtime host Bergeron, 61, captioned the photo.
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Henderson died on Nov. 25 at the age of 82 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after suffering heart failure.
Though she competed on season 11 of the reality series alongside pro partner Corky Ballas, she made multiple guest appearances on season 23 — in performances, at practices and in the audience — when her Brady Bunch costar Maureen McCormick competed with Artem Chigvintsev.
Following the death of her on-screen mother, McCormick shared a throwback photo of the two to Twitter from their time on the DWTS set: “You are in my heart forever Florence.”
Season 24 of Dancing with the Stars premieres Monday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.