Famous fans pay tribute to TV icon Mary Tyler Moore

2017-01-26 07:42
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Los Angeles - Mary 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 on Wednesday, said her publicist, Mara Buxbaum. She was 80.

Following her death Moore's friends, co-stars and famous fans remember the Hollywood icon. 

Moore's TV husband on The Dick Van Dyke Show wrote on Twitter, "There are no words. She was THE BEST!"

American actor, Carl Reiner told the Associated Press, "She'll last forever, as long as there's television. Year after year, we'll see her face in front of us."

Robert Redford, who directed Ordinary People said in a statement, "Mary's energy, spirit and talent created a new bright spot in the television landscape and she will be very much missed. The courage she displayed in taking on a role,(Ordinary People), darker than anything she had ever done, was brave and enormously powerful."

Ed Asner, one of Moore's co-stars in The Mary Tyler Show wrote on Twitter, "A great lady I loved and owe so much to has left us. I will miss her. I will never be able to repay her for the blessings that she gave me."

Oprah Winfrey shared a sweet memory shared with Moore to pay tribute to the TV icon. Alongside a picture of Moore surprising Oprah on her show, Oprah wrote, "Even now looking at this picture I want to cry. I still can't believe Mary Tyler Moore touched my face. Will love her 4 ever."

Ordinary People co-star Timothy Hutton said in a statement, "I am deeply saddened by the news of Mary's passing. She was a truly amazing person, a great friend, and an inspiration to all. I will always be grateful for her kindness and thankful beyond words for knowing her.

"She will be missed greatly."

Another The Mary Tyler Moore Show co-star, Gavin Macleod said in a statement, "Mary was America's sweetheart and she was mine also. I was the luckiest guy in the world just sitting next to her and looking at her beautiful face ... and legs!"

More tributes poured in from Larry King, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Ellen DeGeneres, Chelsea Handler, Bette Midler, Josh Gad, and so many more.

See their tweets here:

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