Bill Hudson, the former vocalist in The Hudson Brothers, was married to Cindy Williams. His former wife died last week Wednesday, her children revealed in a statement on Monday.

Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom Laverne & Shirley, died in Los Angeles at the age of 75 after a brief illness.

“The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” the statement said. “Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.”

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Hudson got married to Cindy Williams in 1982 and they have two children, Emily (b. 1982) and Zachary (b. 1986). The two got divorced in 2000.

Who is Bill Hudson?

Bill Hudson, whose original name is William Louis Hudson Jr., was born on October 17, 1949. He is an American musician and actor. He formed The Hudson Brothers in 1965 with his two younger brothers, Brett and Mark.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, he is the eldest of three sons born to Eleanor and William Louis Hudson. His mother was Italian American.

As an actor, Hudson appeared in the film Big Shots (1987), and three episodes of the television series Doogie Howser, M.D. from 1989 to 1992. He released his memoir, Two Versions: The Other Side of Fame and Family, in December 2011. He also appeared in supporting roles in Zero to Sixty (1978), Hysterical (1983).

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Hudson had a long relationship history that included, actress Jill St. John. He married Goldie Hawn in 1976 and later divorced her in 1980. They have two children, Oliver Hudson (b. 1976) and Kate Hudson (b. 1979). Hudson next had a relationship with Ali MacGraw, which ended by mid-1981. He then married Cindy Williams, with whom he shares two children. He also has a daughter (named Lalania) born in 2006 to ex-girlfriend Caroline Graham.