US actress Valerie Harper dies

By Chanice Jennike - 31 August 2019Views : 2762

American actress Valerie Harper has died at the age of 80.

According to reports, the actress died after a long battle with lung and brain cancer. 

The news of her death was confirmed by her husband, Tony Cacciotti on Twitter.

"My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06 am, after years of fighting cancer."

"She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria," he wrote. 

Harper was well-known in the 1970s for The Mary Tyler Moore Show and its spin-off Rhoda.

The actress was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009. The cancer then spread to her brain in 2013.