Television legend Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80 yesterday.
The Emmy award-winning actress died surrounded by family members at a hospital in Connecticut where she had been on a respirator for more than a week. She'd had juvenile diabetes for some time, and also had brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in 2011.
Mary gained fame in the 1960s on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”, then went to star in her own groundbreaking series “The Mary Tyler Moore” in the 1970s. The series ran seven seasons and won 29 Emmys, a record that stood until “Frasier” broke it in 2002.
Mary won seven Emmy awards over the years and was nominated for an Oscar in 1980 for her role in “Ordinary People".
She is survived by her husband of 34-years, Dr. Robert Levine.
Source: People, Hollywood Reporter