Florence Henderson from the Brady Bunch dies aged 82

THE mother from the much loved series The Brady Bunch, Florence Henderson, has died aged 82. 

ABC reports the actress passed away surrounded by family and friends, with her manager confirming her passing.

Millions of people across the globe fell in love with the actress in her role as the mother of a blended family - The Brady Bunch.

The show first aired in the US in 1969 and returned to television and the big screen in various forms in later years.

It was also endlessly seen in reruns - popular with generation after generation of viewers.