August 31, 2019|9:26am
Valerie Harper‘s daughter shared her father’s touching tribute to her famous mom on Twitter shortly after the television star’s death.
“My dad has asked me to pass on this message: “My beautiful caring wife of nearly 40 years has passed away at 10:06am, after years of fighting cancer,” she said in a tweet. “She will never, ever be forgotten. Rest In Peace, mia Valeria.”
Harper had been suffering from leptomeningeal carcinomatosis since 2013. She previously beat back lung cancer in 2009, People reported.
In recent weeks, doctors had advised Harper’s husband, Tony Cacciotti, to place her in hospice care, something he had refused to do.
“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 said in a Facebook post last month.
“We will continue going forward as long as the powers above allow us, I will do my very best in making Val as comfortable as possible,” he wrote.