Paying Tribute 

Eddie Mekka (Carmine from “Laverne and Shirley”) Passes at Age 69

Eddie Mekka was an American actor, best known for his role as Carmine Ragusa on the hit television sitcom Laverne & Shirley has passed away at age 69. He dies at his home in Newhall, California. Neighbors checked on him after not seeing or hearing from him in several days. Mekka allegedly has had a previous blood clot problem in the past and has had trouble walking. It is unclear if this contributed to his death. Mekka was best known for his role as Carmine, the Big Ragoo,  Shirley Feeney’s…

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