Mary Tyler Moore has died. Her husband Mara Buxbaum confirmed the news in a statement.
“Today, the beloved icon Mary Tyler Moore left us at the age of 80, surrounded by friends and her husband for more than 33 years, S. Robert Levine,” she wrote.
“A revolutionary actress, producer and passionate advocate of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Mary will be remembered as a visionary who has seduced the world with her smile.”
After having long suffered from diabetes, which left her nearly blind, Moore also had undergone brain surgery in 2011. According to the source, she had been on an artificial respirator for a week before passing away.
Mary Tyler Moore was a star on the small screen in the 1960s through the her performance on ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ and was a huge success in the 1970s with her own show, ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’
The six-time Emmy Award winner also earned an Oscar nomination for best actress after crushing it in the 1980 flick “Ordinary People.”
Moore’s only child was Richard who died from an accidental gunshot in 1980.
Mary was 80. Our condolences to the the family.