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Mary Tyler Moore to undergo brain surgery

Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke reunite on a copy of their television set on
Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke reunite on a copy of their television set onDavid E. Steele / Rachael Ray Show

Mary Tyler Moore has decided to undergo surgery to remove a meningioma, a benign tumor that lines the tissue of the brain, her publicist on Thursday announced to People.

"At the recommendation of her neurologist, who has been monitoring this for years, and a neurosurgeon, Mary decided to proceed with this fairly routine procedure," the rep said.

Moore, 74, is of course well known for playing Laura Petrie on "The Dick Van Dyke Show," as well as Mary Richards on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show." Moore was recently made a surprise appearance on "The Rachael Ray Show," where she was reunited with Van Dyke.

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