Rest in peace, Florence Henderson.
The Brady Bunch star sadly died from heart failure at age 82 on Thursday, Nov. 24 — and now, Florence’s death certificate has revealed she suffered from heart disease for many years prior to her passing.
The document, obtained by Entertainment Tonight, stated Florence suffered from coronary artery disease for 10 years and atrial fibrillation — an irregular heartbeat — for the past five years.
Florence in February 2014.
“I knew as a child that I had a heart murmur. And as I got older, I was experiencing more irregular heartbeats,” the actress said in a previous interview. “So finally, I went to a cardiologist about eight years ago and I was in really bad shape.”
“I urge women to have your heart checked. Go to a cardiologist,” Florence continued. “If I can help one person and save one person’s life, then I’m thrilled.”
Click through the gallery below to read The Brady Bunch cast’s emotional tributes to Florence following her passing.
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