TV icon Mary Tyler Moore dead at 80


    Mary Tyler Moore attends Broadway Barks: The 14th Annual Dog and Cat Adopt-a-thon held in Shubert Alley. (WENN)

    Television icon Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at the age of 80, the actress' longtime rep confirmed.

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    "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."

    TMZ reported Moore was suffering from "a number of health problems."

    Moore recently celebrated her 80th birthday at the end of December.

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

    She won seven Emmy awards over the years. She also was nominated for an Oscar for her 1980 portrayal of an affluent mother whose son is accidentally killed in "Ordinary People."

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    The Associated Press contributed to this report.



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