Actress, activist and philanthropist Mary Tyler Moore died January 25 due to complications with pneumonia, ET reported.
The report said her death was caused by cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia. She had been diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during the run of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and also suffered from alcoholism, she wrote in a memoir. In 2011, Moore underwent brain surgery to remove a tumor.
Following her death, told The Huffington Post 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. 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 starred as Dick Van Dyke’s wife in the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and was the lead character during the 1970s in the The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She spent much of her time not only acting in movies, but also active in philanthropy and many other endeavors.
The death of Moore shook many entertainers in Hollywood. Here are some of their tweets and memories of the late entertainers.
Moore’s longtime co-worker, friend and TV husband on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” shared a memory from the show along with a message on her death:
And Oprah Winfrey chimed in with a memory of when Moore appeared on her show and “touched her face.”
Moore once threw out the first pitch for a Minnesota Twins game. Major League Baseball’s Cut4 sent out a GIF remembering Moore.
The animal rights activist group PETA sent out a message thanking Moore for the years of activism and funds she donated to the organization.
Talk show host Stephen Colbert weighed in on his thoughts of Moore’s career with a message to those who don’t who didn’t enjoy the entertainer.
Actress Olivia Munn thanked Moore for “breaking the glass ceiling” for women and young girls on Instagram.
Actress Alyssa Milano shared an Instagram post about how Moore was “the first woman on a sitcom to wear pants.”
Comedian Sarah Silverman said she used to imitate a scene from Moore’s role in the “Mary Tyler Moore Show.