David Lander, 'Laverne & Shirley' actor, dead at 73: reports

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David Lander, known best for his role as Squiggy on "Laverne & Shirley," died at the age of 73.

According to a report from TMZ, his wife, Kathy, told the outlet he died on Friday due to complications from multiple sclerosis.

He was first diagnosed in 1984. 

David Lander (R) in a scene from ‘Laverne & Shirley.’
(Walt Disney Television via Getty Images Photo Archives/Walt Disney Television via Getty Images)

“Whatever happens, MS can’t take it all. I will always have my heart and soul, my wit and wisdom,” Lander said back in 2007. “Wherever the chips may fall, if I fall with them I will make it a point to do so gracefully — and laughing.”

Lander also had roles on a variety of other TV series, such as "The Bold and the Beautiful," "The Love Boat" and "Pacific Blue."


He had parts in movies as well, including Steven Spielberg’s "1941" and Kurt Russell’s “Used Cars.”

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