The death of Mary Tyler Moore at age 80 set off an outpouring of condolences and memories on social media, with celebrities from across the board posting thoughts on a woman they remembered as a one-of-a-kind trailblazer and inspiration who could "turn the world on with her smile."
Ed Asner tweeted his support just before word of Moore's passing went public, writing to his former costar, "my heart goes out to you and your family. Know that I love you and believe in your strength."
He offered his condolences soon after.
“I loved Mary Tyler Moore on so many levels it was confusing,” said
"Mary Tyler Moore was a wonderful leader for diabetes research. She was a great, talented person with deep passion about juvenile diabetes," Newt Gingrich tweeted, and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., noted that she'd always be immortalized in the state he represents, where there's a statue of her character Mary Richards tossing her beret in the air in Minneapolis.
Even the nicest frog in the world had something to say.
"I'm deep in regret about the passing of Mary Tyler Moore. What an actress. What a woman. What a person. Always gracious, filled w/good humor," Dan Rather said.