New York: Mary Tyler Moore’s death is being condoled by her fans across the globe. She was one of the best and most feted television actresses and enjoyed a very long reign at the top. She was 80.
The actress had a very long struggle against the diabetes and it is no secret that she suffered from type 1 diabetes from her early thirties. The problem began very severe towards the end and reports suggest that she had become nearly blind due to high blood sugar level.
Mary Tyler Moore will always be remembered for her stellar roles in the television sitcoms The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966), besides her memorable roles in films including Thoroughly Modern Millie and Ordinary People.
The actress was not doing well for the last several week and a TMZ report suggests that she was on ventilator for close to a week. Following her death, her publicist in a press release said, “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”.
At the age of 17, Moore thought that her calling was in dancing and so she started dancing in commercial. It was after some time and a lot struggle that the beauty landed a role in Richard Diamond, Private Detective, where she played a glamorous secretary. It must have been a huge disappointed for Moore that throughout the film, her face was never shown to audience. Her beautiful legs were all of her that were visible to audience.
Nonetheless, when the success finally came her way, it never deserted her. In the year 1961, the Moore became a hit for her role on The Dick Van Dyke Show, where she played Laura Petrie. It’s a common knowledge now that Van Dyke was apprehensive to hire the young girl, who was 11 years younger than him. she never looked back since then.
According to reports cause of Moore’s death was cardiopulmonary arrest after she had contracted pneumonia.”