Beloved Actress Valerie Harper Talked About Her 'Great, Long' Life In Final Interview Before Her Demise: “Great Stuff's Happened To Me”

September 3, 2019

The world painfully said goodbye to TV icon Valerie Harper on Friday, August 30.

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The beloved actress stole our hearts with her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern on ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show.’

As revealed in a tweet by her daughter, Valerie passed away at the age of 80 “after years of fighting cancer.”

Her final interview

Even though Valerie battled a host health issues during her lifetime, she admitted during her last interview with Entertainment Tonight that she lived a “great, long” life.

She said:

"You wake up and go, 'Oh! I'm here, another day to live!’. I've had a great long [life], and great stuff's happened to me and my darling husband."

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She explained that soon after her lung cancer was cured surgically, they informed her about her brain cancer diagnosis.

Nevertheless, the actress kept humor alive, saying:

"There are 200 different kinds of cancer, so I'm just going my way."

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Fans mourn Valerie

Internet users still can't get over the fact that the ‘Rhoda’ star is gone.

@Joyce Gay wrote:

“RIP Valerie Harper 🙏🙏”

@Elizabeth Warnat commented:

“Rest in peace Valerie Harper. Condolences to your Family.”

@Linda Morell - Malik noted:

“Awww so sad. She was a trooper. Rest in peace, Valerie. You gave so much happiness to us all. Our deepest condolences to her family.”

@Monica Anderson added:

“My deepest heartfelt condolences to her family!!! She will be missed!!!”

Valerie indeed lived her long life to the fullest. She will remain forever engraved in our hearts!