Valerie Harper, an American actress who made the best of successful sitcom comedy in the 1970s, passed away. She was 80 years old.
Dan Watt, a family friend, confirmed the actress's death on Friday, adding that the family did not want to give more details for the moment.
Harper was a rising star on the show Tea Mary Tyler Moore Show, while she played the role of Rhoda, a neighbor of the star to whom she gave the reply, multiplying the comical situations.
In March 2013, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with end-stage brain cancer. She had battled lung cancer in 2009, and her husband manager recently said she was advised to put her in a health center.
Harper has also made appearances on Broadway and in feature films, including Freebie and the Bean and Chapter Two.