It looks like Mary Tyler Moore has passed away and her last days were not the easiest for the star. According to her Dick Van Dyke Show costar and close friend Rose Marie, Moore went through horrific pain before dying.
“Oh my God, she suffered so much these last few years,” said 93 year old Marie about Moore who passed away after a long history of health problems. “She had a tumor and she had diabetes. She was going blind and she couldn’t hear very well, either.”
In 2014, Moore called 911 nine times for various disputes and was rushed to the hospital twice in a day, the following year. Aside from diabetes, she suffered from Alzheimer’s and heart and kidney problems.
Regardless of the fact that Moore’s health had been very bad for years, Marie was still shocked to find out about her friend’s death.
“I’m very upset right now. I’m crying so hard, I can’t talk. We were good friends and I miss her already. This is very hard for me.”
Marie would get so emotional at any bad news, Moore’s family called longtime friend Dick Van Dyke, who would later share any updates with the Love Boat star.
“Dick kept me informed,” Marie stated. “He called me last night and said, ‘It’s very bad, honey. She’s going to go very soon now.’”
Marie added that during her last phone conversation with Moore, she sounded “very, very sick.”
It was a nice goodbye as the two reminisced about their best times in the last few decades.
“We talked about how much fun we had on the show, the things we did on the show that we laughed about,” Marie shared. “Mary said, ‘I miss you so much, dear.’”
“Our beautiful Mary is in a better place now. She’s with the angels! It’s where she belongs.”
R.I.P Mary Tyler Moore