The former actress' death was confirmed by her publicist and lawyer, who told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday, January 30, that Moritz passed away on January 4 at a hospice in Los Angeles.
As for the cause of death, Moritz's spokesman and friend, Edward Lozzi, told USA TODAY that she died from heart failure.
@BrickbatNtps Louisa Moritz dead at 72. The road show Charo. Became Huelbig-bait at obscure memorabilia shows. Joined the Cosby accusers recalling she blew him in a dressing room at the Tonight Show and pouted that he didn't respect her after. Sad. pic.twitter.com/VuMPoe6wih
— Ronald L. Smith (@smithronaldl) January 30, 2019
Edward said she had been ill for a year and was recently injured after falling during a trip to Washington where she went to meet her lawyer, Joseph Cammarata.
He is handling the defamation lawsuit Louisa and six other women filed against the actor, 81, in federal court in Massachusetts in 2014.
Edward, who described Louisa as a longtime "holistic health fanatic", said, "She aged a lot in the four years since the Cosby thing. I've never seen such a decline".
Louisa was best known for portraying Rose in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) alongside actor Jack Nicholson, who dated more than 48 girls in his life.
She also starred in Cheech and Chong pic Up in Smoke (1978) and on a handful of television shows in the '70s and '80s.
Rest in Peace Louisa Moritz!
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