Valerie Harper’s husband, Tony Cacciotti, has shared a heartwarming farewell message to his beloved wife of almost 40 years on her Facebook page. The message announced Harper’s passing on Friday morning, with Cacciotti expressing his love and appreciation for his wife who had battled cancer for years.
Cacciotti had previously made headlines for his decision not to place Harper in hospice care, despite doctors recommending it. In a statement released last month, he explained his reasons for not doing so, citing their shared commitment to each other and Harper’s incredible acts of kindness during her life.
In addition to his commitment to Harper’s care, Cacciotti made sure to keep her as comfortable as possible during her final days. He acknowledged the difficulty of letting go but promised to remain by her side for as long as he was able.
Valerie Harper was a beloved actress and comedian known for her role in the hit TV show “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and its spin-off “Rhoda.” She passed away at the age of 80, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and love. Cacciotti’s message is a testament to the deep bond they shared and the love that will endure even after Harper’s passing.