The tweet – see it below – also includes a video of Mekka highlights from Laverne & Shirley, with many of the clips showcasing Mekka’s song and dance skills.
“My darling Eddie,” writes Williams. “A world-class talent who could do it all. I love you dearly. I’ll miss you so much. But oh the marvelous memories.”
Mekka played the sitcom’s Carmine Ragusa, high school sweetheart of Williams’ Shirley Feeney on the hit ’70s sitcom. He died Nov. 27 at his home in Newhall, California, age 69.
Another Laverne & Shirley co-star, Michael McKean, who played Lenny Kosnowski, also remembered Mekka in a tweet today: “A sad goodbye to Eddie Mekka this morning. A genuinely good guy and purveyor of cheer whenever things got cheerless. Value these people. RIP, Eddie.”
Penny Marshall, who played the series’ Laverne DeFazio, died at age 75 in 2018.
— Cindy Williams (@Cindy_Williams1) December 2, 2021
A sad goodbye to Eddie Mekka this morning. A genuinely good guy and purveyor of cheer whenever things got cheerless. Value these people. RIP, Eddie.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) December 2, 2021