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BREAKING: Mary Tyler Moore Dead At 80

| by Sean Kelly

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away at the age of 80, her publicist confirmed.

Moore, known mostly for the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," as well as the Dick Van Dyke Show and the film Ordinary People, died in a Connecticut hospital after significant health issues that left her on a respirator for over a week, TMZ reported.

"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," Moore's rep, Mara Buxbaum, confirmed in a statement.

"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."

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Moore had been experiencing health problems in recent years, including diabetes. She also underwent brain surgery in 2011. 

The actress was first diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 33, when she began the beloved "Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Sources: New York Daily News, TMZ / Photo credit: CBS Television​/Wikimedia Commons

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