Six-time Emmy Award winner Mary Tyler Moore passed away on Wednesday afternoon at the age of 80. The television icon, who paved the way for many women, was best known for “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and her “Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Upon hearing the sad news, Hollywood paid tribute to the actress, sending their thoughts and prayers to her family, tweeting quotes and sharing videos and photos of her incredible career.
Ed Asner, the actor who portrayed Moore’s boss in the “Mary Tyler Moore Show” tweeted that “his heart goes out” to her family.
#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
Robert Redford said in a statement via Variety: “Mary’s energy, spirit and talent created a new bright spot in the television landscape and she will be very much missed. The courage she displayed in taking on a role, (‘Ordinary People’), darker than anything she had ever done, was brave and enormously powerful.”
The two worked together on the 1980 film “Ordinary People,” for which Moore was nominated for an Oscar.
Viola Davis also thanked the actress for showing that women can be independent and funny.
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 25, 2017
See more of Hollywood’s reactions below:
— Carla Gugino (@carlagugino) January 25, 2017
"Who can turn the world on with her smile…" #MaryTylerMoore may she rest.
— Uzo Aduba (@UzoAduba) January 25, 2017
I could not do what I do without her. https://t.co/VkP2Cg9jNV
— Rachel Bloom (@Racheldoesstuff) January 25, 2017
RIP beautiful, upbeat, shining, glorious, wonderful, iconic Mary Tyler Moore.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 25, 2017
Mary(MTM) was a gem. She was iconic, my boss, cast mate and a friend and I will miss her
— Michael Keaton (@MichaelKeaton) January 25, 2017
i never met mary tyler moore, but i loved her from afar – for her talent and, most importantly, for the trails she blazed for women.
— Harry Connick Jr (@HarryConnickJR) 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
God took our angel away to Heaven. RIP Mary Tyler Moore. pic.twitter.com/0pz3SXhlvw
— Danny Trejo (@officialDannyT) 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
Statement from Donald Sutherland on Mary Tyler Moore, his co-star in 'Ordinary People' — "Mary was and is and now always will be, perfect." pic.twitter.com/op04oiJ18y
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) January 25, 2017
No words to express what sad news the death of Mary Tyler Moore is. What an amazing pioneering woman in comedy and entertainment. RIP Mary.
— Paul Feig (@paulfeig) January 25, 2017
— Eric McCormack (@EricMcCormack) January 25, 2017
#MaryTylerMoore was a dear friend and a truly great person. A fighter. Rest in peace, MTM.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) January 25, 2017
I'm so sad. Oh my gosh. https://t.co/uNq5nXp6nj
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) 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
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 25, 2017
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) January 25, 2017
God dammit. GOD. DAMMMIT. "Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80" https://t.co/zGs8tl1ugo
— jenny slate (@jennyslate) January 25, 2017
R.I.P #maryTylerMoore "who can take a nothing day and make it all seem worthwhile well it's you girl and u should know it"
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) 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
She turned the world on with her smile. RIP, Mary Tyler Moore. You were a role model in so many ways.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 25, 2017
— Mara Wilson (@MaraWilson) January 25, 2017
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 25, 2017
— Maureen McCormick (@MoMcCormick7) January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore is gone. Very Sad Day. RIP My Dear Mary 🕊
— Bernadette Peters (@OfficialBPeters) January 25, 2017