Published on: March 6, 2013
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Popular TV star VALERIE HARPER confirms she has been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer – docs say she has less has 3 months to live

The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Rhoda star, 73, has faced cancer in the past as The ENMQUIRER previously reported that she faced down lung cancer in 2009.

But now, tests revealed Harper has leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a rare condition that occurs when cancer cells spread into the membrane surrounding the brain, her rep confirms to media.

Her own medical team says she could be gone in less than three months.

The New-York-born actress most recently appeared in popular sitcoms That 70s Show, Sex And The City and Desperate Housewives.

Valerie is married to her second husband Tony Cacciotti and they have one child together.