Actor Eddie Mekka, best known for playing Carmine Ragusa on the television sitcom ‘Laverne & Shirley’, has passed away at the age of 69. 

His brother confirmed the news to TMZ, saying the actor was found dead at his home on Saturday. Friends and neighbours reportedly became concerned when they hadn’t heard from him in a few days. They subsequently called for a welfare check.

He also revealed that Eddie had recently been hospitalised for blood clots and could barely walk.

Eddie Mekka is best known for his role as Shirley’s boyfriend Carmine on the show, Laverne & Shirley.


Eddie is survived by his daughter, Mia, who he shares with Yvonne Marie Grace.

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