The beloved comedian and actress known for her charm and wit has passed away at the age of 80 following a series of medical complications.
Capturing America’s heart came easy to Mary Tyler Moore and she quickly became one of the most loved and recognized figures in media through various roles – especially her massively successful 1970’s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
In a statement issued to media outlet, TMZ, her longtime rep said, “Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine.”
The report from TMZ continues to state that Moore had been on a respirator at the hospital for more than a week when close friends and family came to say their goodbyes to her today. Moore had long endured a battle with several medical issues which included diabetes and also underwent a surgical procedure on her brain in 2011.
She was well known and loved for her dedicated support of the Junior Diabetes Research Fund.
Mary Tyler Moore’s reign on American television is one that will live on for generations. Her timeless spirit and unrivaled charming personality brought smiles and happiness to millions of people through her series of shows.
In addition to The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Moore also appeared on beloved classics like The Dick Van Dyke Show, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Ordinary People.
Moore had but one child, Richard, with her first husband. Richard tragically passed away after an accidental shooting in 1980 – just a month after Ordinary People debuted.
We are heartbroken to hear of her passing and the loss of a legendary icon. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time.
Watch this unforgettable clip of the actress in her prime on The Mary Tyler Moore Show below.
To make a donation to the Junior Diabetes Research Fund, please visit their website.
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