Valerie Harper’s husband Tony Cacciotti says doctors wanted him to move his wife to hospice care as she battles cancer, but that he has opted to keep the Mary Tyler Moorealum at home. "I have been told by doctors to put Val in Hospice care and I can’t [because of our 40 years of shared commitment to each other] and I won’t because of the amazing good deeds she has graced us with while she’s been here on earth," he wrote in a message to fans posted to the actress' Facebook page. "For those of you who have been in this position, you will totally understand that 'it’s hard letting go.' So as long as I’m able and capable, I’ll be where I belong right beside her," Cacciotti continued. "Many, many thanks for your outpouring of kindness and support.
Just a few years ago, Harper made the rounds to indicate that her life-threatening cancer was in remission: