Florence Henderson Attended ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Taping Just Days Before Her Death

Florence Henderson, the beloved mother of The Brady Bunch, passed away Thursday at age 82.

On Monday, just days before her unexpected death, Henderson attended the live taping of the Dancing with the Stars finale in support of actress Maureen McCormick. Maureen played Florence’s fictional daughter Marcia Brady on the hit series.

During week two of the DWTS, Florence made a brief appearance during McCormick's Brady Bunch-inspired dance routine as Carol Brady. Much to the delight of fans, her cameo included an iconic line from the show: “Ah! Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!” 

Henderson, who competed on the dance show herself during season 11, was also spotted in the audience in September cheering on the younger actress.

McCormick took to Twitter to express her sorrow following news her co-star's passing: https://twitter.com/MoMcCormick7/status/802035750912937988?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Sources are reporting Henderson's passing came as a complete surprise as she fell ill within a matter of days and was expected to recover. She was reportedly in good health and was very active prior to her illness, as her publicist, David Brokaw, told the New York Times. “She was quite active until she started not feeling well several days ago. It was felt that she would just bounce back from it.” However, her manager had previously revealed Henderson suffered from heart failure. The veteran actress discussed the issue in an interview with Fox News Magazine earlier this year, saying she's had a heart murmur since childhood and began to experience more irregular heartbeats as she aged. These health issues led Henderson to collaborate with the American Heart Association on its "Go Red for Women" campaign. Since her passing, many celebrities have shared their thoughts via social media. Among them is actor Barry Williams, who played Henderson's son Greg Brady. Williams gave fans a look at what a caring and loved Henderson really was through his public statement: https://twitter.com/MrBarryWilliams/status/802126621314531332?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Indeed, social media has been saturated with fans and celebrities alike expressing their disbelief and sorrow over the unexpected passing of one of the most iconic women in television history.