Celebrities Mourn The Loss Of Actress Mary Tyler Moore
Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away at the age of 80.
Reports say Moore died peacefully in a hospital in Connecticut with her husband, Robert Levine, and other close friends and family by her side.
It’s thought that her cause of death was after a series of various health complications.
Her rep, Mara Buxbaum who has worked with the star for years, released a statement about the actress’s passing on Wednesday, January 25, saying,
Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in company of her friends and her loving husband Robert Levine.
Buxbaum then went on to describe Moore as,
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.
Her best known work was in the self-titled sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show starring as Mary Richards, as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show as Laura Petrie.
Since the shocking and saddening news of the Ordinary People actress’s passing, celebrities who have worked with her over the years having taken to social media to pay tribute to the iconic on-screen star.
Dick Van Dyke, her co-star for many years, expressed his sincere sadness at the news.
‘There are no words. She was the best! I always said we changed each other’s lives for the better.’
Another actor who worked closely with the actress was Michael Keaton, who revealed in an interview with US Weekly,
Mary Tyler Moore could light up a room! She is an icon and a friend. She was my cast mate and my boss. She was incredibly funny and completely generous. As an actor and comedian, she allowed me and everyone to perform – letting us just do our thing without any competiveness. She was not only a pioneer in TV, comedy and business but she was a role model for women in general. She built an empire with MTM Enterprises and she paved the way for our new talents like Amy, Tina and others. She is truly going to be missed.
Talk show host Oprah Winfrey also paid tribute to the late star on her Facebook page.
Dear Mary, You already know how you majorly influenced my life and career. I respected and admired your business acumen, your passion and compassion for all life, and most important the values espoused through your storytelling. Thank you for being a Light that shined so brightly, it let me see myself in you,” wrote Winfrey. The TV icon later Tweeted: “I still can’t believe Mary Tyler Moore touched my face. Will love her 4 ever.
Other tweets have came flooding in from the celeb-sphere:
Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 25, 2017
She turned the world on with her smile. RIP, Mary Tyler Moore. You were a role model in so many ways.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 25, 2017
So strong, so courageous and so beautiful. Rest In Peace, Mary Tyler Moore. pic.twitter.com/rKIlPiepLw
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) January 25, 2017