Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke has passed away at age 69

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Actress and mental health advocate Patty Duke has died at the age of 69, according to her agent Tuesday.

Her representative, Mitchell Stubbs, said the cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine. Her son, actor Sean Astin, also confirmed the death in an interview with Good Day L.A.

“She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon,” Stubbs said in a statement. “She will be greatly missed.”



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