Valerie Harper Dead At 80 — What We Know About This Legendary Actress

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How Did Valerie Harper Die? New Details On The Death Of The Legendary Actress At 80
She was a legendary actress who shot to fame thanks to a show back in the 1970s. Her death rocked the entertainment world, but how did Valerie Harper die?
Let's look at what we know about the death of this legendary actress. 
 

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1. Valerie Harper was best known for her roles on Rhoda and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

According to Fox News, Valerie Harper shot to fame for her role as the titular Rhoda, a character which got its start on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

2. She was 80 years old. 

According to Yahoo, Valerie Harper was 80 years old when she died. She originally thought she would die much sooner than she did because she was diagnosed with cancer many years ago. 

3. Valerie Harper was a native of Long Island. 

According to Legacy.com, Valerie Harper was born in 1938 in the town of Suffern, in Suffolk County on Long Island. 

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4. Her death shook Hollywood. 

According to The Huffington Post, celebrities from all over Hollywood, from different genres, took to the Internet to share their grief about Valerie Harper's passing. Everyone from Cyndi Lauper to Mia Farrow, from William Shatner to Topher Grace, from Sarah Silverman to Kristen Davis shared their fond thoughts of the actress. 

5. Valerie Harper's daughter confirmed the news of her death. 

“My dad has asked me to pass on this message: ‘My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06 a.m., after years of fighting cancer,'” Cristina wrote on Twitter. She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria. — Anthony," reported People Magazine

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6. She passed away from cancer. 

According to The New York Times, Valerie Harper passed away from cancer.

Our thoughts are with Valerie Harper's family during this difficult time. 

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