Other Former Child Actors Reportedly Reached Out to Try to Help Erin Moran Before Her Tragic Death

Paul Petersen, who seemed on The Donna Reed Show in a 1950s and 1960s before apropos an disciple for child actors, pronounced many had reached out to assistance Erin Moran before her shocking death on Saturday at age 56.


The actor posted on a Facebook page for a non-profit classification A Minor Consideration Sunday, addressing Moran’s flitting with a summary patrician “We Pulled Our Weight With Erin.”

“I am unapproachable of a efforts over a years to assistance Erin Moran whose troubles were many and complex,” he wrote. “Don’t doubt for a impulse that we tried…sincerely attempted by time and treasure…to give comfort to one of a own.”

Petersen, 71, pronounced that during slightest six former child actors reached out to Moran in a past week.

“Erin had friends and she knew it,” he continued. “Abandonment was not a issue. The perversity of tellurian frailty is during a base of this loss, not failure. We did a best with a resources accessible to us, though it was a really dim room. Some don’t find a light switch in time.”

Officers in Harrison County in Indiana responded to reports of an nonchalant womanlike in Corydon, Indiana, on Saturday afternoon. First responders dynamic that a woman, identified as Moran, had deceased, PEOPLE has reliable (the news was first reported by TMZ). An autopsy is pending.

Moran many famously played Joanie Cunningham, a younger sister to Richie Cunningham (played by Ron Howard) on Happy Days, that ran from 1974 to 1984. She also starred in a spin-off, Joanie Loves Chachi from 1982 to 1983, that followed her character’s intrigue with Chachi, played by Scott Baio.

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“May people remember Erin for her foul smile, comfortable heart, and animal amatory soul,” Baio wrote on his Facebook Sunday. “I always hoped she could find assent in her life. God has we now, Erin.”

Despite operative on and off as an actress, Moran reportedly mislaid her Palmdale, California, home to foreclosure in 2010, according to papers performed by TMZ. According to the documents, a residence was sole during open auction for $291,150. TMZ also reported that Moran refused to leave a home after it was sole and was served with eviction papers.

Neighbors of Moran remembered her as a accessible member of their mobile home village though pronounced she became some-more reserved in new months.

“I used to see her all a time, walking adult to get a mail or only out for a stroll,” says neighbor David Holt, 61. “She always waved or stopped to contend hello. But we hadn’t seen her for a integrate of months. She kind of hibernated during a end. It’s so sad. She was a good person.”


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