Hollywood is in mourning following the death of TV icon Mary Tyler Moore, who passed away on Wednesday (Jan. 25, 2017) at the age of 80.
Moore had been on a respirator for over a week. She died at a Connecticut hospital surrounded by close friends and family.
Amid the news of her passing, celebrities took to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the actress. Crediting her for pacing the way for women on television, many shared that they’ve always looked up to her as a “mom” for all.
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
I spent my entire childhood watching Mary Tyler Moore as Laura and Mary every night. She was who I always dreamed my mother really was. RIP
— Michael Arden (@michaelarden) 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
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) January 25, 2017
My heart is broken. You were my idol and a role model and funny to the core of your beuatiful being. #RIPMaryTylerMoore
— Caroline Rhea (@CarolineRhea) January 25, 2017
I throw my hat up in the air for you, Mary Tyler Moore. Loved her and her spirit. Rest in peace.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 25, 2017
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) January 25, 2017
She was great!!! RIP wonderful, pioneering MaryTyler Moore pic.twitter.com/alEni2mHUE
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) January 25, 2017
Damn. RIP Mary Tyler Moore. A true icon. https://t.co/2XS3gxIoDo
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 25, 2017
RIP beautiful, upbeat, shining, glorious, wonderful, iconic Mary Tyler Moore.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 25, 2017
2017 is not off to a great start. RIP Mary Tyler Moore. pic.twitter.com/D1oaaDvC7V
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) 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
I’m deep in regret about the passing of Mary Tyler Moore. What an actress. What a woman. What a person. Always gracious, filled w/good humor
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) January 25, 2017
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) January 25, 2017
— KevinSmith (@ThatKevinSmith) January 25, 2017
— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) 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
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
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) 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
#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
“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”#MaryTylerMoore
— Denis Leary (@denisleary) January 25, 2017
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) January 25, 2017
— E L James (@E_L_James) January 25, 2017