Mary Tyler Moore
Actress Mary Tyler Moore backstage at the 2006 TV Land Awards at the Barker Hangar March 19, 2006 in Santa Monica, California. She was diagnosed with diabetes in 1966. Getty Images

UPDATE: 2:40 p.m. EST —​ Mary Tyler Moore died Wednesday at the age of 80 years old, according to her longtime representative Mara Buxbaum.

Original story:

Actress Mary Tyler Moore struggled with her health for years before her family rushed to her side at a Connecticut hospital Wednesday. The star, who became famous on shows like “Dick Van Dyke” and “Mary Tyler Moore,” was reportedly in grave condition.

Emergency medics and police officers were called to her house May 29, 2015, Radar Online wrote in March. In the report, she was breathing and conscious when medics left.

“The call came over as a priority 1 ‘medical casualty,’ a term used to describe an emergency that is life-threatening in nature,” a Greenwich dispatch source told Radar Online at the time. “It usually refers to someone with cardiac arrest or is unconscious and with abnormal or noisy breathing. This time, the patient was not transported to the hospital.”

There were at least nine 911 calls to your house between May 2012 and October 2014. Even though she has Type 1 diabetes, kidney and heart disease and supposedly Alzheimer’s, Moore “vehemently resisted” going to a nursing home, Radar Online wrote. Instead of nurses, she had home aids look after her, a source said.

But that could be dangerous for the star. “One day, help might not arrive so quickly — and that could spell the end for her,” the insider said.

Moore was diagnosed with diabetes in 1966, the last year she portrayed Laura Petrie on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The ailment did not stop her from rising to fame on her own series, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” where she played spunky Minneapolis newswoman Mary Richards.

Although Radar Online claimed Moore suffered from Alzheimer’s, they were one of the few publications to confirm the diagnosis. The actress never said she had the disease. Instead, she was open about having diabetes. Moore underwent several laser surgeries to treat her failing vision. The beloved actress told the Chicago Tribune in 2004 that she suffered from “splotchiness and dimming.”

By Wednesday, TMZ was the only news outlet to report about Moore’s condition. Her family did not immediately issue a statement.

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