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Mary Tyler Moore Is Dead at 80

Mary Tyler Moore Is Dead at 80

Moore was a dedicated juvenile diabetes advocate.

Iconic TV actress Mary Tyler Moore died today at age 80.

"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," representative Mara Buxbaum said in a statement.

Moore was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 33 and served as an international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation for a number of years. Type 1 diabetes is a lifelong condition that affects about 1.25 million Americans. The condition is typically diagnosed in children or young adults, and was previously known as juvenile diabetes. Type 1 diabetes occurs when your pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin, causing blood sugar levels to increase.

Although it’s uncertain what Moore passed away from, she reportedly had many health problems, including type 1 diabetes.

Moore rose to TV fame in the 1960s when she played Laurie Petrie on the popular show The Dick Van Dyke Show. However, Moore’s best known for playing an ambitious career woman on the 1970s hit series The Mary Tyler Moore Show. The groundbreaking show lasted for seven seasons and is recognized as one of the first female-dominated TV sitcoms.

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This content was published on January 25, 2017.

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