TV Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies at 80


Actress Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday, at 80-years-old.

The television icon was known for her role as Laura Petrie in the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” as well as her role in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” which debuted in 1970.

According to CNN, Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in her 30s which resulted in numerous health complications down the road.


“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,” Mara Buxbaum, Moore’s representative 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.”

CNN reports Moore’s career began as a dancer which eventually landed her a role in TV.  She won two Emmys with The Dick Van Dyke Show.

Moore married to Dr. Robert Levine in 1983 and had one son Richie Meeker who died in 1980.


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