Television icon Valerie Harper, known mostly as the wise-touted Rhoda in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, has died after a long battle with cancer, her family confirmed on Friday. She was 80 years old.
Harper, a native of Suffern, New York, began his career as a dancer at Radio City Music Hall, then transferred to theater and improvised comedy before eventually rising to fame as Rhoda Morgenstern on "The Show of Mary Tyler Moore ", earning her a Golden Globe and four Emis.
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From 1974 to 1978, she got her own spinosa, entitled "Roda," and then participated in her own site, " Valerie ", from 1
Harper, who beat lung cancer in 2009, was diagnosed with a form of brain cancer called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis in 2013. The disease is incurable, and Harper says it will only take months to lives. However, she survives for six years thanks to her medical care.
"We will continue to move forward as long as the forces above allow us. "I will do everything I can to make Val as comfortable as possible," he added. "There are two special angels on this planet, disguised as people who live and work together, who have made it possible to care for all Val's needs. "
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Kachiot went on to say, "For those of you who have been in this position, you will fully understand that" it is difficult to you let go. " So as long as I am fit and capable, I will be where I belong to her. "
Harper's medical expenses turned out to be almost unbearable, which led her family to resort to crowdfunding to pay for her cancer treatment and care. in front of Fox News in 2017 that it was used to beat the odds.
"People say, 'She's on her way to death and fast,'" she said. "It's now five years instead of three months … And the thing is, everyone is going to die one way or another. So why not fight it? I'll fight it.
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Harper was happy with how her life had turned, spilling over from Cacciotti's gifts as an educator and enjoying her momentous and long career.  "I had a wonderful career. "I have to be an actress. I was a dancer. And then I grew into that field of acting, and it was just so wonderful, "she said.
Harper survived by her husband, Kachoti, whom he married in 1987, and their daughter, Christina.
Tyler McCarthy, Mariah Haas, Julius Young and Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.