The entertainment world lost a legend on Wednesday, Jan. 25, when Mary Tyler Moore passed away at the age of 80.
The Emmy Award-winning actress really made her mark on television with The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. The show was the first of its kind and broke the stigma of what female characters should be and were portrayed as at that time. So it’s no wonder why so many in Hollywood are mourning the loss of a true TV icon.
Gavin MacLeod, who was Moore’s co-star on her hit show released a statement after the actress’ passing which read in part: “A line from our theme song was ‘Love is all around’ and that’s what it was for 5 days a week for seven years straight on the Mary Tyler Moore set. It was all because of Mary! She was professional; she was extremely creative with a terrific sense of humor and a gifted actress. She set a pace for all of us to follow. Today, ‘sadness is all around’ for all of us and I will miss Mary…deeply.”
Upon hearing the news of her death, dozens of other celebrities took to social media to react to, pay tribute to and mourn the loss of the TV star.
So strong, so courageous and so beautiful. Rest In Peace, Mary Tyler Moore. pic.twitter.com/rKIlPiepLw
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) January 25, 2017
— Paula Abdul (@PaulaAbdul) 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
Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 25, 2017
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) 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
Dear Mary, You already know how you majorly influenced my life and career. I respected and admired your business acumen, your passion and compassion for all life, and most importantly, the values espoused through your storytelling. Thank you for being a Light that shined so brightly, it let me see myself in you.
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
So devastated to hear about Mary Tyler Moore. She really did turn the world on with her smile and yes Lou Grant, her spunk. pic.twitter.com/o1TWn4g0B8
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) January 25, 2017
I'm so sad. Oh my gosh. https://t.co/uNq5nXp6nj
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) January 25, 2017
— Wilmer Valderrama (@WValderrama) 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
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) January 25, 2017
who could turn the world on with her smile.. who could take a nothing day and suddenly make it all seem worthwhile" RIP Mary Tyler Moore 😢
— Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) January 25, 2017
Thank YOU, Mary. pic.twitter.com/Ob86w1Qp4o
— Ryan Seacrest (@RyanSeacrest) January 25, 2017
So sad to learn of the passing of Mary Tyler Moore. 🙏🏽
— Kelly Ripa (@KellyRipa) January 25, 2017
RIP Mary Tyler Moore 🙏🏼❤🙏🏼
Here's to more strong women like you who continue to trailblaze & make the world laugh! pic.twitter.com/konCHEcoUj
— Victoria Justice (@VictoriaJustice) 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
Am So 💔2Hear About Mary😔
She Influenced All Women of my generation…DONT HAVE WORDS😥
SHE BROUGHT SO MUCH MORE THAN COMEDY 2 DVD & MTM
— Cher (@cher) January 25, 2017
RIP Mary Tyler Moore.
Love is all around you…
— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) 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
LOVE IS ALL AROUND 💗💗💗💗💗 RIP MARY
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 25, 2017
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) January 25, 2017
At every stage of the game, Mary Tyler Moore had game.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) 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
— Sandra Bernhard (@SandraBernhard) 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
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) January 25, 2017
Oh Mary 💔
— Brooklyn Decker (@BrooklynDecker) January 25, 2017
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 25, 2017
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) January 25, 2017
Mary Tyler Moore Rest In Peace sweet lady. Thank you for the kindness on "Flirting with Disaster" and always making me laugh.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) January 25, 2017
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) January 25, 2017
No!! Say it isn't true. Mary Tyler Moore is gone. We loved you so. #MaryTylerMoore
— Sheryl Crow (@SherylCrow) January 25, 2017
There are no words.
She was THE BEST!
We always said that we changed each other's lives for the better.
— Dick Van Dyke (@iammrvandy) January 26, 2017