Mary Tyler Moore's smile will live on in the hearts of her family, fans, and fellow actors.
The TV legend passed away today at the age of 80, and tributes began pouring in immediately on social media as actors and celebrities remembered the trailblazing Moore. Her "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star Ed Asner tweeted:
#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
"Star Trek" actor George Takei mentioned Moore's famous, luminous smile:
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
Leslie Moonves, CBS Corp. chairman and CEO, honored the star of two of the network's most revered classic sitcoms, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and her eponymous comedy. In a statement, he said, "Mary Tyler Moore was a once-in-a-generation talent. She will be long remembered as a gifted actress, television pioneer and a role model to so many. CBS has lost one of the very best to ever grace our airwaves and our industry has lost a true legend and friend."
Other celebrities tweeted their sorrow at Moore's death, many mentioning how she pioneered roles for women on television:
Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 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
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 25, 2017
No words to express what sad news the death of Mary Tyler Moore is. What an amazing pioneering woman in comedy and entertainment. RIP Mary.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) 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
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 25, 2017
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
Statement from Donald Sutherland on Mary Tyler Moore, his co-star in 'Ordinary People' — "Mary was and is and now always will be, perfect." pic.twitter.com/op04oiJ18y
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 25, 2017
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