|Mary Tyler Moore passed away.|
A legendary entertainer passed away at the age of 80. Mary Tyler Moore who had the hit sitcom of her namesake died the AP reports.
Her legacy as a career woman in a fictional news agency won praise from liberals and feminists.
Her passing with in the company of family. Her family released a public statement.
"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."
Moore who was born in Brooklyn in 1936 and grew up in Los Angeles, rose to international fame on the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. She would breakthrough with the hit sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which is one of the first show to feature a never-minded, working woman at its central character. Moore played Mary Reynolds, a 30-something TV news producer.
Mary was strong about animal rights. She would dedicate her time to animal shelters
She passed away in Connecticut.
She will be miss truly by those in the entertainment industry.