Eddie Mekka, the Laverne & Shirley star who also appeared in dozens of films and other series, has passed away.

He was found dead in his home on Saturday, Nov. 27. No cause of death has been released at this time, but his brother told TMZ that Eddie had recently been dealing with several health problems. He lived to be 69.

Laverne & Shirley Actor Eddie Mekka dies at age 69

Mekka's Facebook page confirmed the sad news, writing: "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.

"At this time, we do ask that all media inquiries be withheld during his family's time of grief and mourning. We welcome you to share your memories of Eddie and your condolences to his family on this fan page. Rest In Peace Eddie."

Laverne and Shirley Actor Eddie Mekka Has Died at 69

Mekka was best-known for playing "Carmine 'The Big Ragoo' Ragusa" on Laverne & Shirley. He was a regular star on the popular sitcom that ran from 1976 to 1983. "Carmine" was the on-again, off-again boyfriend of "Shirley" (Cindy Williams).

In more recent years, Mekka had appeared in episodes of The Bold and the Beautiful, The Young and the Restless, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It appears his last role came in a small 2018 film called Hail Mary!

He was married twice and is survived by his daughter Mia, from his second marriage to Yvonne Marie Grace.

May he rest in peace.