Alim Kheraj
January 26, 2017 3:14 am
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While tributes and remembrances are being shared, we’ve come across and old interview the former First Lady, Michelle Obama, gave about Mary Tyler Moore, and it’s so darn inspiring.

It was sadly announced yesterday that iconic television icon Mary Tyler Moore had passed away at aged 80. It had previously been reported that Moore had been admitted to hospital and was in a grave condition. However, her spokesperson, Mara Buxbaum, confirmed that she had upsettingly passed away.

Tributes to the late star began to pour in, with many recounting an old interview given by Michelle Obama about how Mary Tyler Moore had influenced her.

In the interview, which was given to Variety last summer, Michelle spoke about how Moore’s ’70s sitcom, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, helped shape her ideas of what it means to be a woman in society.

Recalling how she used to watch the iconic sitcom with her family on a Saturday night when she was 10 years old, Michelle said that Moore’s depiction of a woman who was in control was life affirming.

Continuing, Michelle Obama said that how, at age 10 or 11, seeing that positive representation of a single woman was important to her.

Obama isn’t the only woman whom Mary Tyler Moore seriously had an impact on. In 2007, Moore surprised Oprah Winfrey on her OWN program, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and it’s safe to say that Oprah lost it.

We’re completely heartbroken about the sad passing of Mary Tyler Moore. She was an inspiration to millions of people, and our thoughts are with her family and friends during this time.