Los Angeles: David Lander, known as Squiggy on Laverne & Shirley, has died. He was 73.
The actor died of multiple sclerosis on Friday evening at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to reports.
The actor detailed his journey with the disease in a memoir titled “Fall Down Laughing: How Squiggy Caught Multiple Sclerosis and Didn’t Tell Nobody.” He was diagnosed with MS in 1984, but kept it a secret until 1999.
His wife Kathy and their daughter, actress Natalie Lander, and her husband were by his bedside when he passed away, according to TMZ.
David had worked as the Goodwill Ambassador for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in the US.
He was best known for playing Squiggy on the sitcom Laverne & Shirley from 1976 to 1983.
David starred in a number of TV shows and films, including The Bob Newhart Show, Barney Miller, Happy Days, Viva Valdez, Married… with Children, Twin Peaks, On the Air, The Weird Al Show, Mad About You, Pacific Blue, and The Drew Carey Show.