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By Amanda Sakuma

The former child stars who gave Americans a sugary dose of sitcom escapism on "The Brady Bunch" posted tributes in honor of their beloved TV mom Florence Henderson, who died Thursday night.

Henderson, 82, died of heart failure in her Los Angeles home while surrounded by her family and friends, her manager said.

Between 1969 to 1974, Henderson was known as Carol Brady, the "lovely lady" and lively mother of three daughters who wed a widower and created one big blended family with his three sons.

The actors and actresses who grew up with Henderson as their TV matriarch responded to her death with heartbreak and sadness on social media.

Maureen McCormick, who played eldest daughter Marsha, tweeted:

Eve Plumb, who played middle daughter Jan, tweeted:

Susan Olsen, who played the youngest daughter Cindy, wrote:

Barry Williams, who played the eldest son Greg, tweeted:

Christopher Knight, who played middle son Peter, tweeted:

Michael Lookinland, who played youngest son Bobby, told the New York Daily News on Friday that he was still "shocked and amazed" by Henderson's death.

"She was the kind of person that is just great to be around. Just to be in the same room with her was a pleasure. You can't say that about most people," Lockinland told the newspaper. "She was just 100 percent fun and professional."

Alex Johnson contributed.