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TV icon Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80

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TV icon Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80

WATCH | TV icon Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80.

Actress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, her publicist said.

"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," Mara Buxbaum, Moore's publicist said in a statement. "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."

She was best known for her starring roles in "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

Dick Van Dyke shared a Facebook post to commemorate Moore.

Moore's work also extended beyond the confines of American living rooms. She branded herself as a community advocate for diabetes prevention and the adoption of shelter animals. 

The actress, along with Bernadette Peters, established Broadway Barks, and annual charity event that promotes the adoption of New York City's shelter animals. 

On the passing of her beloved colleague and friend, Peters' publicist described Moore as "a brilliant, sensitive iconic actor and a precious friend to me. There are no words to describe how I cherished our friendship. I will miss her dearly.”

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