The iconic actress who challenged gender roles in the workplace on TV, Mary Tyler Moore, died on Wednesday. She was 80 years old.
Her cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest after she contracted pneumonia.
Moore's rep told People,
In many ways, women in entertainment and the workplace have a great debt to pay to the actress.
She showed a new type of woman on her beloved sitcom "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," where she starred as as a single working 30-something woman in the '70s.
The show, which she also produced, showed her character working at a local news station and its feminist message is still as important now as it was during it's seven-year run.
She was as fearless as Mary Richards as she was in her career -- taking roles that challenged her, including "Ordinary People," which was much darker than anything she had done. It earned her an Oscar nomination.
She has inspired a number of actresses, writers and fearless women...
Including, Kris Jenner, who posted on Instagram a tribute to the late star.
Other stars shared their memories and how Moore inspire them.
Carol Burnett, another comedic icon, said of Moore,
Ellen DeGeneres wrote:
"Jane the Virgin" and "Orange is the New Black" star Diane Guerrero wrote on Instagram,
"Crazy Ex Girlfriend" creator and star Rachel Bloom tweeted:
Jesse Tyler Ferguson remembered meeting Moore on "Hot in Cleveland."
Co-anchor of the "TODAY Show," Savannah Guthrie, nodded to her reporter character:
Mary Tyler Moore will be missed.