‘Laverne & Shirley’ star Penny Marshall dead at 75

Penny Marshall, perhaps best known for her role as Laverne DeFazio on the ABC sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died at the age of 75, according to multiple reports.

“Yes she did (die) … peacefully at her Hollywood Hills home,” her publicist Michelle Bega told the New York Daily News. “She passed away form complications from diabetes.”

Marshall went on to direct several popular Hollywood movies, including “Big” and “A League of Their Own.”

“Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall,” the Marshall family told the Los Angeles Times in a statement.

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