With television roles like Laura Petrie on The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Mary Tyler Moore cemented her name in entertainment history. And then after leaving TV, she went on to an Academy Award nomination for her role in the film Ordinary People.
She was an amazing talent and today, after her death at the age of 80, her entertainment industry peers, including former co-stars Dick Van Dyke, Ed Asner and more, took to social media to pay their respects.
There are no words.
She was THE BEST!
We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better.
— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) January 26, 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
The picture that we all have of Mary, that’s how she was—sweet, kind, so tender, so delicate. She was America’s sweetheart. We loved you.
— Cloris Leachman (@Cloris_Leachman) January 26, 2017
— Rose Marie-Official (@RoseMarie4Real) January 25, 2017
— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) January 25, 2017
I agree w/ Oprah #MaryTylerMoore influenced my career more than any other tv role model. She indeed turned on the world with her smile
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) 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
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) 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
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) January 25, 2017
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 25, 2017
RIP #MARYTYLERMOORE You brought much joy and laughter to us all.
— Mrs ShannonTSimmons (@shannonleetweed) January 25, 2017
— Ted DiBiase (@MDMTedDiBiase) 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
— CNN (@CNN) January 25, 2017
— Yashar (@yashar) January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore is gone. Very Sad Day. RIP My Dear Mary 🕊
— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) 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