Mary Tyler Moore - Mary Tyler Moore Devastated By Valerie Harper's Cancer News

Actress Mary Tyler Moore has reached out to offer support to her former Tv co-star Valerie Harper after she was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer.

Harper, who played Moore's best friend Rhoda Morgenstern on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, has been told she has just months to live after developing a rare condition called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis.

Moore, herself, underwent surgery in 2011 for a benign tumour in the membrane surrounding the brain, where Harper's malignant cancer cells are.

Now the 76 year old has reacted to her friend's diagnosis, telling People.com, "I'm absolutely devastated by this news. Valerie has given so much joy, laughter and love to the world. I join her fans and send much love and positive thoughts to her and her family during this difficult time."

Harper insists Moore has been "a great girlfriend" in real life for decades, and she called her old pal up to tell her about her cancer one day before going public with the news on Wednesday (06Mar13).

Harper recalls, "She said, 'What's up?' I said, 'It's incurable cancer.' She said, 'Val, I'm so sorry...' Mary said, 'One day at a time. That's how we've got to live our lives. That's the best we can do.' I love her... I learned so much from her and she shared so much."

Meanwhile, actress Roma Downey who worked with Harper on Tv drama Touched By An Angel, has added her thoughts after learning the sad news, saying, "We’re going to keep her in our prayers, I love Valerie, I love working with her, she is a beautiful, wonderful, generous hearted women."


Contactmusic

Tags: Mary Tyler Moore - Valerie Harper

Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Eva Mendes Gives Birth To Her And Ryan Gosling's First Child

Hollywood's hottest couple are officially parents. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling...

 Eva Mendes Gives Birth To Her And Ryan Gosling's First Child

Does Anybody Want a Remake of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'?

17 years after the original, Sony Pictures is rebooting the horror flick I Know...

Does Anybody Want a Remake of 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'?

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to Return for Fifth 'Bourne' Movie

Matt Damon is to return to play Jason Bourne in the fifth movie in the spy-thriller...

Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass to Return for Fifth 'Bourne' Movie

Ben Affleck Can Relate to Batman's Anger Management Issues

Ben Affleck, who will play Batman in Zack Synder's forthcoming Batman...

Ben Affleck Can Relate to Batman's Anger Management Issues

Want to Know How to Remove U2's 'Songs of Innocence' from iTunes?

Apple has launched a tool to help iTunes users remove U2's new album Songs...

Want to Know How to Remove U2's 'Songs of Innocence' from iTunes?

Kiesza - Becoming Kiesza Featurette

Kiesza talks about what inspired her to become a musical artist, as well as her interest in sailing and playing the piano...

Kiesza - Becoming  Featurette Video

Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World Album Review

Ten years ago, Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979 hit the scene with debut full length...

Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World Album Review

George Clooney is Deserved Recipient of Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement

George Clooney, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, is to be honoured with...

George Clooney is Deserved Recipient of Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement

Robin Thicke Lied about Writing 'Blurred Lines', "I Was High and Drunk"

Robin Thicke says he was "high and drunk" during every interview he...

Robin Thicke Lied about Writing 'Blurred Lines',
Advertisement

Comments

Mary Tyler Moore Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Mary Tyler Moore

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All