Eddie Mekka, Carmine on 'Laverne & Shirley,' dead at 69

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(CNN)Eddie Mekka, who recovered fame playing Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa, connected the deed bid "Laverne & Shirley," died Saturday astatine his location successful Newhall, California, according to his authoritative Facebook account.

He was 69.

No details connected his origin of decease were made instantly available.

    Mekka played Shirley's emotion involvement connected the show.

      Cindy Williams, who played Shirley, tweeted, "My darling Eddie, A world-class endowment who could bash it all. I emotion you dearly. I'll miss you truthful much. But ohio the marvelous memories."

      The deed bid ran connected ABC from 1976-1983.

      A Massachusetts native, Mekka moved to Los Angeles and ended up garnering a Tony information for his pb relation successful "The Lieutenant" connected Broadway successful 1975.

        Mekka had roles connected "The Love Boat," "Family Matters," "Guiding Light," and "It's Always Sunny successful Philadelphia."

        CNN has reached retired to Mekka's typical for comment.

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