Mary Tyler Moore Health: Comedy Icon Dies At 80, Leaving Behind Television Legacy [VIDEO]

Iconic TV actress Mary Tyler Moore has been hospitalized, according to new reports.

Moore is currently in a Connecticut hospital, says TMZ in a new article, which reports that she is battling with a number of health-related issues. The report also says that her condition is not looking good so family members are preparing for the worst.

The actress has had a near life-long battle with type 1 diabetes in addition to alcoholism. She also had brain surgery in 2011 for the removal of a benign meningioma.

UPDATE: Mary Tyler Moore has died at the age of 80. Her rep confirmed the news to TMZ, stating, "Today, beloved icon, Mary Tyler Moore, passed away at the age of 80 in the company of friends and her loving husband of over 33 years, Dr. S. Robert Levine." 

Moore rose to prominence through her role as Laura Petrie in The Dick Van Dyke Show but quickly became a feminist icon as Mary Richards on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She made a huge dramatic turn in the 1980 drama film Ordinary People, which gave her her only Oscar nomination to date. The film also won Best Picture.

She has also won six Emmy Awards on top of three Golden Globe Awards.

Moore has stayed away from film and television in recent years, appearing in occasional guest spots on shows like Hot in Cleveland, Lipstick Jungle and That '70s Show.

Moore said in an interview with the Television Academy that she always knew she wanted to be in show business.

"I knew at a very early age what I wanted to do," she admitted. "Some people refer to it as indulging in my instincts and artistic bent. I call it just showing off, which was what I did from about three years of age on."

News of Moore's hospitalization and grave condition had many fans of hers on edge, considering the amount of celebrity deaths that occurred in 2016. Last year began with the shocking loss of David Bowie, which led into the deaths of such artists as Prince, Christina Grimmie, Gene Wilder, Florence Henderson, Alan Thicke, Glenn Frey, Harper Lee, Garry Shandling, Patty Duke, Merle Haggard, Doris Roberts, Garry Marshall, Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, George Michael and many more.

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