Mary Tyler Moore Has Died

mary-tyler-moore-2012Mary Tyler Moore, the star of TV’s beloved The Mary Tyler Moore Show whose comic realism helped revolutionise the depiction of women on the small screen, died Wednesday, said her publicist, Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.

“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. 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.”

For now, here is a 20 year old video of Oprah reminding her audience just how much she like millions of others was inspired by Moore, and then nearly bursting into tears when Moore pops out to surprise her from backstage…

When we lose someone so talented like Mary Tyler Moore, I don’t feel sadness I feel the fondness for everything her light brought to this world.

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Lovely gracious Mary, Rest in Peace

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