Hollywood icon Mary Tyler Moore dies at 80

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore has died, according to her longtime representative. She was 80.The television icon had long battled type 1 diabetes after she was diagnosed in her 30s and underwent brain surgery in 2011. S. She would later marry Dr. Her representative Mara Buxbaum released the following statement: “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. Robert Levine in 1983.IN MEMORIAM: Celebrities and notable figures who have recently passed away In her memoirs, Moore spoke of her battle with alcoholism, and in 1984 she checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in Rancho Mirage to receive treatment.Besides her extensive work with diabetes foundations, Moore has also been an animal advocate.ABC News contributed to this report. Shortly after the couple had a son together named Richard.During Moore’s run on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” her personal life underwent dramatic changes and she later divorced Meeker.In 1963, she married NBC executive Grant Tinker. Moore playing Mary Richards in a scene from the ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ in Aug. Moore won seven Emmy Awards and was nominated 15 times. When Moore miscarried with what would have been the couple’s only child in 1966, she learned that she was diabetic.Moore would go on to serve as a spokesperson for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. 1970 (right). The role of Richards would become one of the most famous characters in television history. The death was ruled accidental, although Richard’s roommate said he’d been playing Russian roulette.The following year Moore and Tinker divorced. Mary Tyler Moore attends Broadway Barks 11 in New York on July 11, 2009 (left). Robert Levine. When she turned 18, Moore married her next-door neighbor, Richard Meeker, a 27-year-old food salesman. Moore’s performance in the film “Ordinary People” landed her an Oscar nomination in 1980 and she was awarded the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award in 2012.Born in Brooklyn, Moore’s family moved to Los Angeles when she was 10. In 1980, tragedy struck as her son Richard shot and killed himself while playing with a gun at the age of 24. She was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1986. 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.” Moore shot to fame after starring as Laura Petrie in the “The Dick Van Dyke Show” in the 1960s.She later went on to star as Mary Richards in “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” in the 1970s.