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Thread started 12/02/21 3:56pm

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RIP: Eddie Mekka (from Laverne and Shirley)

Actor Eddie Mekka, who plays Carmine Ragusa on Laverne and Shirley, Shirley's off-and-on boyfriend has passed away at age 69. No reason for his death was given.

He starred in many things before and after, but was best known as The Big Ragoo on the show.

Mekka is one of many stars from the show to have died.

David Lander, Squiggy, died December 2020.

Penny Marshall, Laverne, died December 2018.

Phil Foster, Frank DeFazio, died July 1985.

Betty Garrett, Edna DeFazio, died February 2011.


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Reply #1 posted 12/02/21 7:31pm

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RIP Carmine!!

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Reply #2 posted 12/03/21 1:10pm

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"You know I go from rags to riches." Laverne & Shirley was one of my childhood favorites. Sad that so many of them are gone now. RIP Eddie
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Reply #3 posted 12/05/21 11:10am

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I like that Happy Days episode where he and Fonzie kick ass lol

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #4 posted 12/05/21 12:42pm

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sad R.I.P

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Reply #5 posted 12/06/21 7:22am

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No body seems alarmed at how young celebrities are that die, which is a huge list, especially in music.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #6 posted 12/06/21 10:03am

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2freaky4church1 said:

No body seems alarmed at how young celebrities are that die, which is a huge list, especially in music.


I mean, sure it's shocking. I thought he would've been older than that anyway. But who knows what it was. Genetic heart condition? Something else?

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