Actress Patty Duke dies

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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 won an Oscar as a teen for “The Miracle Worker” and maintained a long and successful career throughout her life.

“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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