Mary Tyler Moore could turn the world on with her smile, touching the lives around the globe for decades with her humor and charm. After her passing on Jan. 25, celebrity tributes came pouring in from everyone to Michael Keaton to Larry King.
We all lost one of the good ones now that Mary Tyler Moore, 80, the original ‘It’ girl of TV, has passed away on Jan. 25. Her cause of death is unknown at this time, but the actress was surrounded by family. She was reportedly on a respirator for a week before her tragic death. Although it is unclear why she was hospitalized, Mary battle type 1 diabetes for years, and underwent brain surgery in 2011 to remove a benign tumor.
Though she had fans around the globe, some of Mary’s biggest fans were her peers and the talent in Hollywood that looked up to her for decades. Emotional messages came in quickly from names like co-star Ed Asner, 87, and Josh Gad, 35, sending their love and condolences to her family and thanking MTM for all she did in her lifetime.
So devastated to hear about Mary Tyler Moore. She really did turn the world on with her smile and yes Lou Grant, her spunk. pic.twitter.com/o1TWn4g0B8
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) January 25, 2017
RIP Mary Tyler Moore 🙏🏼❤🙏🏼
Here's to more strong women like you who continue to trailblaze & make the world laugh! pic.twitter.com/konCHEcoUj
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) January 25, 2017
I loved Mary Tyler Moore on so many levels it was confusing. Such a huge part of our culture and consciousness. Sending love to her family.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) January 25, 2017
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 25, 2017
That shift in the Earth you just felt? That crater that is left behind? That is the legacy of the incomparable #marytylermoore RIP 2 an icon
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 25, 2017
#MaryTylerMoore was a dear friend and a truly great person. A fighter. Rest in peace, MTM.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 25, 2017
i never met mary tyler moore, but i loved her from afar – for her talent and, most importantly, for the trails she blazed for women.
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) January 25, 2017
Mary(MTM) was a gem. She was iconic, my boss, cast mate and a friend and I will miss her
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 25, 2017
I throw my hat up in the air for you, Mary Tyler Moore. Loved her and her spirit. Rest in peace.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 25, 2017
RIP beautiful, upbeat, shining, glorious, wonderful, iconic Mary Tyler Moore.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 25, 2017
#marytylermoore my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength.
— Ed Asner (@TheOnlyEdAsner) January 25, 2017
I could not do what I do without her. https://t.co/VkP2Cg9jNV
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) January 25, 2017
"You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you."#MaryTylerMoore
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) January 25, 2017
— Elizabeth Perkins (@Elizbethperkins) January 25, 2017
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 25, 2017
— Jon Huertas (@Jon_Huertas) January 25, 2017
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 25, 2017
— Peyton Reed (@MrPeytonReed) January 25, 2017
"Who can turn the world on with her smile…" #MaryTylerMoore may she rest.
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) January 25, 2017
Oh Mary Tyler Moore. You were true inspiration, and power when I didn't know what that was. Thank you. #RIPMaryTylerMoore
— Connie Britton (@conniebritton) January 25, 2017
who could turn the world on with her smile.. who could take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile" RIP Mary Tyler Moore 😢
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) January 25, 2017
She turned the world on with her smile. RIP, Mary Tyler Moore. You were a role model in so many ways.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 25, 2017
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Mary’s work stretched beyond the big and little screen. Though she was best know for her work on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, she spent most of her life dedicated to charity work. Organizations like the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Broadway Barks benefited for her love of people and people’s best friends. Mary Tyler Moore was a true Hollywood icon and will forever be missed.
HollywoodLifers, leave your thoughts and prayers here for Mary Tyler Moore and her family.