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Mary Tyler Moore, 80, Reported In Grave Condition At Connecticut Hospital

Mary Tyler Moore turned 80 last month.
Mary Tyler Moore turned 80 last month. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Author Nick Step; cropped by Beyond My Ken (talk)

Beloved actress Mary Tyler Moore, who is 80, is in grave condition at a Connecticut hospital, according to the website TMZ.

According to a Wednesday post from TMZ, family members are going to the unnamed hospital to say goodbye to the the television icon, who has been on a respirator for a week.

Moore has long battled health issues. She was diagnosed with Type I diabetes when she was 33, and underwent surgery in 2011 to remove a meningioma, a benign brain tumor. According to Wikipedia, she had heart and kidney problems and was nearly blind in 2014. In October 2015, Moore's onetime co-star Dick Van Dyke said on "Larry King Now," that diabetes "has taken a toll on her; she's not well at all."

Moore is most famous from her starring roles in two beloved sitcoms, "The Dick Van Dyke Show" from 1961 to 1966 and long-running "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" from 1970 to 1977. She earned 15 Emmy nominations and won seven times.

Her movies includes "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and "Ordinary People," which garnered her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.

In 1980, she was the winner of a Special Tony Award for “Whose Life Is It Anyway?”

The actress has long been active in the area of animal rights and is the international chairman of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Click here to read the story at TMZ.com.

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