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Eddie Mekka of "Laverne & Shirley" dies at 69: Reports

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

Eddie Mekka, well-known for his role as Carmine, the 'Big Ragu' on "Laverne & Shirley," has died. He was 69.
Mekka passed away at his home in Newhall, Cali., on Saturday, his brother Warren Mekjian tells TMZ. A cause of death has not been shared. Mekjian says Mekka had recently been hospitalized for blood clots.
From 1976 to 1983, Mekka played Carmine, Shirley's boyfriend, on "Laverne & Shirley." He was also nominated for a Tony in his role in Broadway's "The Lieutenant," the New York Post reports .
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