UPDATE (1/30) — It’s with heavy hearts that we report that the cause of Mary Tyler Moore’s death has been revealed. According to UsMagazine.com, the beloved icon died of cardiopulmonary arrest, which means that her heart simply stopped beating. According to TMZ.com, aspiration pneumonia, lack of oxygen to the tissues, and diabetes mellitus also contributed to Moore’s death.
We’ll continue to keep Mary, her husband, and her dear friends and family in our thoughts and prayers.
UPDATE (1/25 2:50 p.m.) We’re heartbroken to learn that beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. She was 80.
Moore’s comedic talents and all-American beauty made her a Hollywood icon. The Emmy Award-winning actress’s star-turn in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, a 1970s comedy about the life of a professional single woman, was considered a cultural and feminist milestone.
Moore’s longtime rep, Mara Buxbaum, issued a statement to TMZ saying, “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.”
TMZ also reported that Mary had been on a respirator for more than a week.
Her family and friends are in our prayers. Rest in peace, Mary. See her most unforgettable moments in this video.
UPDATE (1/25, 1:44 p.m.) Sad news: We’re devastated to learn that beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore, 80, is in grave condition at a Connecticut hospital, according to TMZ. The actress is currently surrounded by close family at the medical facility, and they are reportedly preparing to say their goodbyes due to her critical condition.
The Hollywood icon is currently suffering from multiple health problems and has recently taken a turn for the worse, as reported by the site.
Though there is no word on why she was hospitalized, Moore has been open about her long-term battle with both type 1 diabetes and alcoholism. She also reportedly underwent brain surgery in 2011 to remove a benign tumor.
In 2015, on an episode of Larry King Now, her former co-star, Dick Van Dyke, 91, revealed that she was “not well at all,” due to her diabetes, reports TMZ. The two starred together in The Dick Van Dyke Show; she also is well known for starring in The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s.
Our hearts are broken! We’re praying for Mary, and hoping she pulls through.
NEXT: A walk down memory lane! See your favorite 1970’s stars then and now.
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1970s Barry Manilow
The singer-songwriter is still performing for his adoring fans. He's currently on his "One Last Time" tour. via Getty Images
1970s Dolly Parton
Ever the bombshell, this country superstar is still anything but shy when it comes to her music, her influence, and her iconic look. via Getty Images
1970s Clint Eastwood
The movie star and living legend now does a lot of work with directing Hollywood films. via Getty Images
The Partridge Family actress has maintained a low profile since the mid-2000s.
1970s Carly Simon
The "You're So Vain" songstress still performs her famous anthem, along with writing and recording books and films. via Getty Images
1970s Robert Redford
The Hollywood heartthrob took a break from acting in the 1980s to try producing, before acting again in documentaries and other movies. via Getty Images
1970s Meryl Streep
The superstar actress, who has aged incredibly well, is still shining at the box office with new films, the most recent being Suffragette. via Getty Images
1970s Sylvester Stallone
The Rocky star recently reprised his famous role in the 2015 movie Creed. via Getty Images
1970s Olivia Newton John
The Grease actress is still appearing in movies and television shows, and grinning all the way while doing so. via Getty Images
1970s Burt Reynolds
The rugged action movie star is still doing television and movies, and is still rocking a solid mustache. via Getty Images
1970s Diana Ross
The iconic singer from The Supremes continues to influence many by performing on her "In The Name of Love" tour. via Getty Images
1970s John Travolta
The actor looks totally different these days, but he's still very much involved in the entertainment industry, as well as his charity for children. via Getty Images
Though she looks far different today, the "If I Could Turn Back Time" singer has not lost her signature eye-popping style and fashion. via Getty Images
1970s Barbra Streisand
The singer, actress, and style icon has transformed her look, but her passion for her work and her remarkable talent haven't changed a bit! via Getty Images