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Notable reaction to the death of Mary Tyler Moore

Associated Press logo Associated Press 1/25/2017 By The Associated Press
FILE - This Sept. 21, 2008 file photo shows Mary Tyler Moore at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This Sept. 21, 2008 file photo shows Mary Tyler Moore at the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Reaction to the death of Mary Tyler Moore at age 80:

FILE - This Sept. 19, 2015, file photo shows Mary Tyler Moore at the 26th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony in New York. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File) © The Associated Press FILE - This Sept. 19, 2015, file photo shows Mary Tyler Moore at the 26th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony in New York. Moore died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at age 80. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg, File)

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"She'll last forever, as long as there's television. Year after year, we'll see her face in front of us." — Carl Reiner, in an interview with The Associated Press

"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." — Robert Redford, director of "Ordinary People," in a statement

"A great lady I loved and owe so much to has left us. I will miss her. I will never be able to repay her for the blessings that she gave me." — Ed Asner, via Twitter

"I am deeply saddened by the news of Mary's passing. She was a truly amazing person, a great friend, and an inspiration to all. I will always be grateful for her kindness and thankful beyond words for knowing her.

She will be missed greatly." — Timothy Hutton, co-star in "Ordinary People, in a statement

"#MaryTylerMoore was a dear friend and a truly great person. A fighter. Rest in peace, MTM." — Larry King, via Twitter

"Thank you, Mary Tyler Moore, for all you have given us." — Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, via Twitter

"Mary Tyler Moore will always be immortalized in Minnesota. My thoughts are with her family and loved ones today." — Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., via Twitter

"Mary Tyler Moore will always be a Minnesota icon. The Mary Tyler Moore Show shared Minneapolis and our entire state with the world, as a place where everyone has a chance to work hard, follow dreams, and succeed. Minnesota will miss her." — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, in a statement

"Mary Tyler Moore changed the world for all women. I send my love to her family." — Ellen DeGeneres, via Twitter

"I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Tyler Moore. She was a gifted actress and wonderful comedian. I'm proud that we were in that groundbreaking sorority that brought single independent women to television. She will be deeply missed." — Marlo Thomas, in a statement

"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, via Twitter

"I agree w/ Oprah #MaryTylerMoore influenced my career more than any other tv role model. She indeed turned on the world with her smile" — Andrea Mitchell, via Twitter

"Oh Mary Tyler Moore. You were true inspiration, and power when I didn't know what that was. Thank you. #RIPMaryTylerMoore" — Connie Britton, via Twitter

"She could turn the whole world on with her smile...admired #MaryTylerMoore very much. Thinking of her family & loved ones(heart emoji)" — Robin Roberts, via Twitter

"I throw my hat up in the air for you, Mary Tyler Moore. Loved her and her spirit. Rest in peace." — Savannah Guthrie, via Twitter

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