Son Sean Astin gives moving tribute.
Patty Duke has passed away in hospital at the age of 69, according to her manager and a recent statement issued by her son Sean Astin. The Oscar winning actress was a long-term television favourite and a strong advocate for education surrounding mental health issues.
Patty Duke has died in hospital
'The Patty Duke Show' died yesterday (March 30th 2016) in a Coeur D'Alene, Idaho hospital from sepsis caused by a ruptured intestine. The cause of death was confirmed to the LA Times by Duke's manager Holly Shelton, and a further statement acknowledging her sad passing was issued on Facebook by her son, 'The Lord of the Rings' star Sean Astin.
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Patty Duke and Chicago - Actress Patty Duke made an appearance for the Camp Midnight one of a kind screening event, Valley of the Dolls. Chicago, Illinois - Academy Award winner Patty Duke, star of the infamous 1967 film, was present for the whole event. Camp Midnight kicked off the evening with a wacky, fun filled prime time pre-show featuring the actors of Hell in a Handbag Productions as your favorite Valley girls! There was a costume parade, Valley of the Dolls sing-a-long at the Music Box organ and more. The screening (complete with interactive audience guide and hilarious running commentary) immediately followed. Duke surprised the audience as she walked down the aisle of the Theatre and joined the actors on the stage. A portion of the proceeds benefited the Queer Film Society. Saturday 20th November 2010
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