1970’s beloved actress Valerie Harper, who portrayed Rhoda Morgenstern on the The Mary Tyler Moore show, died today (8/30). She was 80.

Harper, who collected four Emmy Awards and one Golden Globe for her role on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and then on her own spinoff series Rhoda, died after a courageous fight with cancer, her family told KABC-TV.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Valerie was told by doctors in January 2013 that she had leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, an incurable condition in which cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain. She was given as little as three months to live, but eight months later, she revealed that her cancer was near remission.

Harper is survived by her husband Tony Cacciotti and her daughter, Cristina.