Patty Duke Dead At 69
Patty Duke who won an Oscar playing Helen Keller in “The Miracle Worker” in 1963 has died. She was 69.
In a statement, Mitchell Stubbs, her representative said that Duke died early on Tuesday of sepsis from a ruptured intestine.
Mr. Stubbs said: “She was a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a friend, a mental health advocate and a cultural icon. She will be missed.”
A statement from her family read: “This morning, our beloved wife, mother, matriarch and the exquisite artist and champion of mental health, Anna Patty Duke, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place.”