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Mary Tyler Moore, Actress and Diabetes Advocate, Dies at Age 80

Actress and diabetes research advocate Mary Tyler Moore died on Wednesday at the age of 80. Moore was known for her roles on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” She was also know in the diabetes community as a fierce advocate for type 1 diabetes research, a condition Moore was diagnosed with when she was 33.

Moore’s death was confirmed by her rep in a statement to People:

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’s fans have shared their memories of the beloved actress and diabetes advocate on social media:





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