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Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80


The Emmy-winning and Oscar nominated actress, Mary Tyler Moore, has reportedly died on Wednesday at the age of 80. She reportedly died due to a cardiopulmonary arrest from pneumonia.

Mary Tyler Moore, an Emmy award winner and Oscar-nominated actress, has passed away on Wednesday at the age of 80.

The Announcement

According to the Associated Press, Moore’s publicist, Mara Buxbaum, confirmed her death. “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,” Buxbaum said in a statement.

According to the New York Times, the cause of death was a cardiopulmonary arrest due to pneumonia. She had no other reported health struggles prior to this, except her with Type I diabetes, which she was diagnosed with in the 1960’s.

Tributes From her Fans

“Mary Tyler Moore was a once-in-a-generation talent,” said Moonves, CBS chairman and CEO Leslie. “She will be long remembered as a gifted actress, television pioneer and a role model to so many. CBS has lost one of the very best to ever grace our airwaves and our industry has lost a true legend and friend.”

Lena Dunham Said: “Mary Tyler Moore’s humor, style and vulnerability have had a profound influence on me as a television creator and on every woman I know working in television to upend expectations of traditional femininity.”

“Her remarkable presence and ahead-of-her-time ability to expose the condition of single working womanhood with humor and pathos will never be forgotten. Her generosity as an animal rights activist and icon will never be forgotten. I never met her and I’ll love her forever. I know I’m one of millions.”

Ed Asner, her co-star on Mary Tyler Moore show wrote: “My heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength.”