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Award-Winning Actress Patty Duke Passes Away, Age 69

pattydukePatty Duke, the acclaimed actress who won an Oscar for The Miracle Worker and later played “identical cousins” in her own TV sitcom, has died.

She was 69.

It was reported that “Anna ‘Patty Duke’ Pearce passed away on March 29, 2016 at 1:20 am” . “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.”

Duke died at a hospital in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, where she had lived for the last 25 years with fourth husband Michael Pearce.

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