Hollywood Reacts to Death of Famed Director Penny Marshall

December 18, 2018 - 12:40 pm

(KNX 1070) -- The Bronx-born actress and director, Penny Marshall, has died at age 75.

Mashall's publicist, Michelle Bega says the director passed away in her Hollywood Hills home on Monday night due to complications from diabetes.

Best-known for her brassy character on the TV classic “Laverne & Shirley," Marshall had reportedly been dealing with serious health issues off and on since 2009, when she was diagnosed with lung cancer that then spread to her brain.

Associated Press contributed to this story.