Barbara Billingsley, who played iconic 1950's mom June Cleaver on 'Leave it to Beaver,' died early Saturday morning at the age of 94, reports CNN.

A family spokesperson confirmed that Billingsley -- who was born in Los Angeles in 1915 and began her career as a model in New York City before her big break on 'Leave it Beaver' -- passed away in her Santa Monica, Calif., home after a long illness. A private memorial will reportedly be held.

Jerry Mathers and Tony Dow played Beaver and Wally Cleaver on the beloved series, and both spoke out within hours of her passing.

"Barbara was a patient advisor and teacher," said Mathers in a statement. "She helped me along this challenging journey through life by showing me the importance of manners, and respect for others...She will be missed by all of her family, friends, fans and most especially by me."