Eddie Mekka, Carmine on ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dead at 69

He was 69.

No information on his cause of death were made instantly readily available.

Mekka played Shirley’s love interest on the program.

Cindy Williams, who played Shirley, tweeted, “My darling Eddie, A world-class talent who could do it all. I love you dearly. I’ll miss you so much. But oh the marvelous memories.”

The hit series operated on ABC from 1976-1983.

A Massachusetts local, Mekka transferred to Los Angeles and wound up gathering a Tony election for his lead function in “The Lieutenant” on Broadway in 1975.

Mekka had functions on “The Love Boat,” “Family Matters,” “Guiding Light,” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

CNN has actually connected to Mekka’s agent for remark.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.