Eddie Mekka has died at the age of 69 years November 27, 2021, was famous for playing Carmine Ragusa in the sitcom Laverne & Shirley, a spinoff of Happy Days.
Warren explained that his brother died at his home in Newhall. Warren also said that he was not sure about the cause of the death of Eddie Mekka. But he recounted that six months ago, Eddie went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a blood clot.
Edward Rudolph Mekjian or who is familiarly called Eddie Mekka is famous for his role as Carmine Ragusa in the sitcom from 1976 to 1983. In addition, he has also appeared in “Fantasy Island”, “The Love Boat” and “Family Matters”.
Pat Benti, one of the actor’s friends for some time, announced the sad news on social media stating that Mekka “passed away peacefully”, without revealing the cause of death.
Eddie Mekka had studied at Berklee College of Music and earned a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of the lead in the musical The Lieutenant in 1975.
The actor then moved to Los Angeles, earning parts in sitcoms created by Garry Marshall. titled Blansky’s Beauties and Laverne & Shirley, in which she played Carmine Ragusa. The character was a boxer who dreamed of becoming a dancer and singer. In the final episode, the protagonist got a part in the musical Hair.
The characters at the center of Laverne & Shirley had made their debut with a brief appearance on Happy Days, and the show had gone on to make a big splash.
Among the shows in which Mekka has starred are also Moonlighting, Family Matters, Love Boat, Beautiful, Children’s Hospital and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Among the films in which she starred we remember Beaches, Winning Girls, Dreamgirls, and Hail Mary !.
Actress Cindy Williams, his co-star in Laverne & Shirley, wrote online: ” My dear Eddie, a world-class talent who could do it all. I love you and I will miss you so much. But oh, the wonderful memories .. . “.