Mia Farrow, William Shatner, Ed Asner, And More Celebrities Pay Tribute To Actress Valerie Harper
Hollywood is mourning the loss of actress Valerie Harper , who passed away on Friday after battling cancer for years.
Harper's daughter, Christina Cacciotti shared the news via a message on Twitter from her father Tony. Tributes honoring the beloved actress flooded social media once news of her death broke. Celebrities have taken time to honor, share their condolences, and pay their respects to a woman's whose showbiz legacy will live forever.
"Valerie Harper was a wonderful actor who made us laugh and cry and laugh again. She cared very much about the membership, and we appreciate her service to the union. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends. May she rest in peace," wrote SAG-AFTA president Gabrielle Carteris.
"Thank you brilliant Valerie- you gave us so much. RIP Valerie Harper," shared Mia Farrow
"Even when she was down she danced and showed the world that she refused to let cancer beat her. Now Rhoda is with Mary in heaven. RIP Valerie Harper. You were the epitome of strength and humor," Tweeted actress Marlee Matlin.
"A beautiful woman, a wonderful actress, a great friend and with balls bigger than mine. Her brilliance burst through and shined its light upon all of us. Goodnight beautiful. I'll see you soon," expressed Ed Asner, who starred opposite Harper on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
"Sad to hear about the passing of #ValerieHarper. She was incredibly courageous facing cancer with her humor and grace. Thinking of her devoted family, friends, and many fans. Like Mary Tyler Moore she could turn the world on with her smile," wrote Good Morning America host Robin Roberts.
"Condolences to the family of Valerie Harper. Going to miss you, Rhoda Morgenstern!" Tweeted Star Trek star William Shatner.
There is no shortage of Hollywood stars honoring and paying tribute to the beloved Valerie Harper. She has been battling cancer since 2009. The actress is survived by her daughter and her husband, Tony.
Valerie and Tony spent nearly 40-years together. He stood by her side throughout her entire career but more importantly, during her illness. Tonight, the world is morning the loss of one of Hollywood's great actresses, but Tony is reeling from losing the love of his life. Christina is dealing with the death of her mother.
There will never be another one with the charisma and talent of Harper. Celebrities are coming out in droves to pay their respect. RIP Valerie Harper.