6 March 2013 1:04 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Following the news today that Valerie Harper was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, actor Jason Bateman and other stars have spoken out with personal messages of support.

"Valerie is someone that I've learned a great deal from. Not just comedically, but also in her ability to put whomever approached her, or worked with her, completely at ease with a laugh, and an energy that's intoxicating," Bateman told Et in a statement. "My thoughts and love go out to her and her family," added the Identity Thief star, who played Harper's son on the 1980s sitcom Valerie.

Related: Actress Valerie Harper Has Brain Cancer

Also reacting to the news was Ed Asner, who co-starred with Harper, 73, in the 1970s sitcom The Mary Tyler Moore Show. "Valerie Harper is a century plan and I have come to know her much better in my latter years and have every confidence in the world that she will shock the hell out »


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