Mary Tyler Moore Dead at 80

Iconic star had family, friends nearby
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2017 1:05 PM CST
Updated Jan 25, 2017 2:13 PM CST
In this Saturday, Nov. 1, 1997, file photo, Television executive Grant Tinker holds up his Hall of Fame award alongside his ex-wife Mary Tyler Moore at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' 13th...   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
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(Newser) – Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at age 80, her publicist confirms to the AP. Sources previously told TMZ that family members were at the hospital saying goodbye, and Moore's publicist says she was surrounded by family and friends when she died. Moore, star of her own show as well as The Dick Van Dyke Show, was reportedly in critical condition due to a number of health problems and had been on a respirator for more than a week, according to TMZ's sources. She'd had Type 1 diabetes for some time, and also had brain surgery to remove a benign tumor in 2011. (Read more Mary Tyler Moore stories.)

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