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Valerie Harper

I Have 3 Months

To Live

3/6/2013 5:46 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Valerie Harper
has terminal brain cancer and doctors are giving her around 3 months to live.

Harper, who famously played the character Rhoda on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and the spin-off, "Rhoda," was diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare form of cancer in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain. 

Harper, 73, told People, "I don't think of dying.  I think of being here now."

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31.

TheBestHeEverHad    

She looks amazing at 73. At least she lived a full life, but the news is still sad.

559 days ago
32.

James R. - Los Angeles    

Eh. Whattayagonnado? People die every day.

559 days ago
33.

Best Mom    

What extraordinary faith, courage and strength Ms. Harper is showing. She is to be admired for all the great laughs she has given us as "Rhoda"!

559 days ago
34.

Brian     

You were always nice to me, Val. I'm sorry about this. But, the next chapter may be far more exciting. You made the world a better place.

559 days ago
35.

soulofanangel    

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We are all going to die we just want one more day
To experience life in it's own special way,
When we are called to the clouds in the sky
Our spirits will soar and that will not die.
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copyright 2013 soulofanangel

559 days ago
36.

Melissa B    

This is so sad.

559 days ago
37.

bright eyez    

That really sucks. Im happy shes staying positive.

559 days ago
38.

Hot Chocolate    

God Bless Her- few in Hollywood would be thinking of others so selflessly at a time like this for her. That's beautiful.

Let's not for get Rhonda. Sh's still with us right now!

Fight for all of it Rhonda!

I hear you loud and clear.

559 days ago
39.

Salvatore    

This is a shame. I've always appreciated her as an actress, and she seems like a nice human being as well.

559 days ago
40.

Gatanegra    

This makes me sad. Wishing her and her loved ones peace.

559 days ago
41.

rudynjudyjudy    

doctors are not always right,I`ve seen brain cancer take up to 15 years to be deadly can it be slowed by gama knife or magnetic feilding or gene bombing? even antibotical injections or even EBS DBS.Iceing and radations and sedationals can make some live much longer and in less pain

559 days ago
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rudynjudyjudy    

doctors say all kinds of things and many doctors don`t agree on many cancers and treatments...don`t give up just because some doctor says too,but take the treatments you want sedation and antibodys will slow the progression and lessen the pain

559 days ago
43.

vegas-mom-    

Sad sad sad..... At least she still has a great outlook on things! I wish her all the best

559 days ago
44.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Wow. I hope she is saying her goodbyes and doing all the things she wants instead of stressing out.i wonder is it best to know? I wish her the best and may god watch over her

559 days ago
45.

Mel    

Honestly TMZ why would you post this? not cool leave her alone.

559 days ago
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