Actress Patty Duke Passes Away At 69

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Oh, this breaks my heart…. One of the wonderful ones.

Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away this morning March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am,” his statement read. “Her cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be missed.”

Oscar-winning former child star Patty Duke dies, age 69

As a teen she won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in ‘The Miracle Worker’ and went on to have a long career, championing the cause of mental health and, of course, gave us Sean Astin.