“I don’t see her often, but I talk to her a bunch,” said veteran funnyman Dick Van Dyke, who played Moore’s husband on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” ”She hasn’t been too well.She’s really having a battle with it, I’m sorry to say.” Valerie Harper, a “Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star before spinning off into her own successful show, said diabetes has taken a brutal toll on Moore.She had gone “temporarily blind,” a union official said.

“Her eyesight is what the big problem is right now,” long-time pal and “Mary Tyler Moore Show” co-star Betty White told Closer Weekly magazine.

“[Moore is now] almost beyond the point [of being able to see].” Despite the illness that’s kept her at home for most of the past two years, she’s managed to stay in touch with famous friends.

In 2015, James starred in a documentary film, Amy that was released in theatres on 3 July about his late friend Amy Winehouse.

Tyler James grew up in the Canning Town area of London and moved to Camden Town area of the city in his late teens.

Legendary actress Mary Tyler Moore has been left nearly blind from her years-long battle against diabetes, according to friends of the iconic TV star.

The 77-year-old Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 33, and she’s been largely out of public view for the past two years fighting the disease.The sitcom was considered a trailblazer for depicting a 30-something single woman happily pursuing a career without obsessing about finding a mate.In 2012 James appeared as a contestant on the first series of The Voice UK, making it through to the live final of the show, eventually finishing as the joint runner-up behind series winner Leanne Mitchell After guesting on the underground R&B track "Wilder" by Stargate in 2001, which became a nightclub favourite in London, James got his first taste of celebrity.Another friend of Moore’s also said the actress is in remarkably good spirits despite her physical condition.“Mary is not a woe-is-me woman,” the pal told the mag.In August 2005, James was supposed to perform at the V Festival, but cancelled due to 'unforeseeable circumstances'.