Dreamgirls and Laverne & Shirley star Eddie Mekka dies ‘peacefully’

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Actor Eddie Mekka has passed away at the age of 69.

The star was famous for playing Carmine 'The Big Ragu Rausa' in Happy Days spin-off show Laverne and Shirley.

News of his death was announced by a friend who wrote: "R.I.P. Big Ragu: It is with deep regret that we share with you the passing of our beloved Eddie Mekka.

"Eddie passed away peacefully in his Newhall, California home on Saturday, November 27, 2021. He was 69 years old"

He added: "Rest In Peace Eddie. We had some fun, my BCM Alumni"

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