The famous actress Valerie Harper has passed away at 10:06 in the morning of August 30. She posted on her birthday, which was on August 22, that she had an amazing day on her 80th birthday and that she was “in good spirit.” The cause of her death was announced to be cancer, the disease she has been battling for a decade.
She was first diagnosed back in 2009 with terminal lung cancer. On March 6, 2013, she announced to the public her test results, which was called leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The cancer cells found in her lungs has spread to her spinal cord and unto her meninges, or membranes that surround the brain. The doctor gave her three months to live after her diagnosis. Since the disease is incurable, the only way she can slow the progress was undergoing chemotherapy. Read more