Los Angeles, April 24 (IANS) Actress Erin Moran, best known for her role as Joanie Cunningham on the American sitcom “Happy Days”, spent her final days reportedly broke and homeless.
Moran died of a suspected heroin overdose at the age of 56 in Indiana on April 22, reports dailymail.co.uk.
A report in dailymail.co.uk claims that she had squandered her money and was without a permanent place to live.
Actor Henry Winkler even tried to help Moran get a spot on his show “Arrested Development” as it emerged that she had been bouncing around motels after a drunken brawl with her mother-in-law in 2012.
Child actor advocate Paul Petersen said that his team did its best with the actress but she ‘ran from the help’.
According to dailymail.co.uk, Moran was seen looking worse outside a Holiday Inn in fall 2012, after reportedly being kicked out of the trailer she lived in with her husband Steve Fleischmann.
The National Enquirer had claimed that Moran was bouncing from motel to motel and that she was on the verge of a split from her husband, who she married in 1993.