TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80: Celebs React

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Jan. 30 2017, Updated 12:46 p.m. ET

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Hollywood lost one of its most beloved actresses, Mary Tyler Moore, on Wednesday.

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"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," Mary’s longtime representative Mary Buxbaum said. "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."

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According to People, Moore had been on a ventilator and had been hospitalized with pneumonia due to complications from her diabetes.

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Mary, known as the girl who could turn the world on with her smile, was credited for ushering in a new era for women on television with her staring roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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Many celebs took to Twitter to remember the trailblazing actress, following news of her passing.

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Ellen DeGeneres tweeted: “Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family.”

Fellow TV icon, Katie Couric, also shared some kind words about the late actress, tweeting:So devastated to hear about Mary Tyler Moore. She really did turn the world on with her smile and yes Lou Grant, her spunk.”

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Robin Roberts, Larry King, Ashley Tisdale, Dan Rather, and Andy Cohen are among the many celebs that also shared their condolences on the social media site.


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