American Actress and Director Penny Marshall Died at The Age of 75

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Penny Marshall
Penny Marshall

Penny Marshall is no more in this world now!

American Actress and director, Penny Marshall died “Peacefully” on December 17, 2018 at the age of 75 at Hollywood Hills.

As per E! News, Penny died due to complications from diabetes. Her ceremony will be held later. A spokesperson of the star said in a statement to E! News, “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall.” She has a brother named Garry Marshall who is also an actor and director, sister Ronny Marshall, daughter Tracy Reiner and three grandchildren.

She was born on October 15, 1953 in The Bronx, New York City, U.S. Penny previously tied the knot with actor Rob Reiner in 1971. However, they divorced a decade later due to some reasons. Similarly, Penny’s ex-husband, Rob also tweeted about her death, “I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very lucky to have lived with her and her funnybone. I will miss her”.

Penny Marshall
Penny Marshall, 1970s. (Photo by Film Favorites/Getty Images)

Likewise, Penny was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009.

Though, she came up alive unbeaten through the crucial disease in few years. Similarly, about her survival from crucial stage, she told in Television Academy Foundation in 2016, “being alive was my biggest achievement. I’m the only one who gained weight! Everyone else with cancer shrinks. I gained 50 lbs.! I don’t know why. I have this very strange constitution.”

She added, “Why could I lift [Laverne & Shirley’s Cindy Williams] up and spin her around? I have a strange constitution. I never worked out. I never did gym. Don’t like it! I’d rather play a game. I’d rather play tennis badly. I’d rather shoot a basket—anything!—than do a treadmill or sit on a bike that hurts your butt. No. So, I have strange constitution. Right now—except that I’m overweight, and I know it—I’ve been pretty lucky. So, that’s a big thing that I overcame, and I’m very lucky.”