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Mary Tyler Moore, television icon, dies at 80

The actress and activist starred on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from 1970 to 1977.

Actress and activist Mary Tyler Moore, the woman who could "turn the world on with her smile," died at the age of 80 on Wednesday, according to reports.

"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," Moore's representative, Mara Buxbaum, told TMZ.

Moore was on a respirator in a Connecticuthospital for a week. She battled diabetes and, in 2011, had brain surgery.

The actress became famous on "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and later starred on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from 1970 to 1977.

"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," Buxbaum said.

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