Mary Tyler Moore's friends and colleagues have taken to social media to pay tribute to the beloved Hollywood icon. Co-stars and fans alike have expressed their love and admiration for Mary and her storied career in a variety of touching messages and photographs.
Dick Van Dyke tweeted a tribute to his late co-star, writing, "There are no words. She was THE BEST! We always said that we changed each other’s lives for the better. I…” The actor included a link to a video of the duo performing "I've Got Your Number" on The Dick Van Dyke Show.
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
Later in the evening, Dick, 91, spoke to the Hollywood Reporter to express his devastation more fully.
"Outside of her family, I don’t think there was anyone more proud of her than I was," he wrote. "Just to watch her grow was such a thrill for me. She left an imprint on television comedy."
"What I'm grateful for is that, in my lifetime, I was able to share with her what her presence in television had meant to me as a young, growing, aspiring reporter," she said. "It's the first time that I can recall a public figure in recent years passing -- and we've lost so many people recently -- where I actually sat down and shed tears about it."
Mary's Ordinary People co-star Donald Sutherland released the following statement on the loss of his dear friend:
“Mary was and is and now always will be, perfect. She was the perfect actor to work with, the performance she gave was perfect, painfully perfect, and the friendship she offered was perfect. I am in her thrall.”
Here, Hollywood rallies together to remember one of its brightest stars.
Even now looking at this picture I want to cry. I still can't believe Mary Tyler Moore touched my face. Will love her 4 ever. pic.twitter.com/6u4ELq27vN
— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) January 25, 2017
— Viola Davis (@violadavis) 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
#MaryTylerMoore was a dear friend and a truly great person. A fighter. Rest in peace, MTM.
— Larry King (@kingsthings) 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
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
— Ashley Tisdale (@ashleytisdale) January 25, 2017
RIP beautiful, upbeat, shining, glorious, wonderful, iconic Mary Tyler Moore.
— Andy Cohen (@Andy) January 25, 2017
— Marlee Matlin (@MarleeMatlin) January 25, 2017