RIP: Television icon Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80
Multiple news outlets are reporting that television icon Mary Tyler Moore has died. She was 80 years old.
“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,” her longtime rep Mara Buxbaum said in a statement to TMZ. “A groundbreaking actress, producer, and passionate advocate for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a fearless visionary who turned the world on with her smile.”
TMZ reports that Moore had been on a respirator for the past several days, and reports earlier today declared her condition “grave.”
Moore starred on the The Dick Van Dyke Show from 1961 to 1966, and then took her lead on The Mary Tyler Moore Show from 1970 to 1977. She won seven Emmys, was nominated for an Oscar in best actress for 1980 movie Ordinary People, and was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 1986.
BREAKING: Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says.
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 25, 2017