Patty Duke died this morning, ABC News has confirmed. According to her rep, Mitchell Stubbs, the cause of death was sepsis from a ruptured intestine.
The actress, whose real name was Anna Pearce, was 69.
"She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon," Stubbs added in a statement. "She will be greatly missed."
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Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke has died at age 69