Mary Tyler Moore, the television icon who starred in The Mary Tyler Moore Show and The Dick Van Dyke Show, has passed away at age 80 in Greenwich, Connecticut.

According to The New York Times, the cause was pneumonia. She was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at the age of 33.

"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," her publicist, Mara Buxbaum told the New York Daily News.

Moore embodied the modern American woman on TV, playing Van Dyke's spunky wife and the witty, optimistic Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, the first sitcom to have a single working woman in the lead.


Her funeral arrangements have not been announced, but we imagine it'll be a celebration of her life, just like Chuckles'.