Tributes began pouring in after news broke of actress Patty Duke’s death on Tuesday morning.
Duke’s son, “Lord of the Rings” and “Rudy” star Sean Astin wrote a heartfelt Instagram tribute to his mother.
“This morning, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian, and champion for mental health, Anna PATTY DUKE Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place,” he said, while linking to a CrowdRise mental health project to honor his mother, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1982.
See more reactions below.
Very saddened on the passing of Patty Duke. She was a wonderful friend on Twitter. Condolences to her family.
RIP Patty Duke- a wonderful actress. https://t.co/DYYchWlHJu
Sad to hear that our friend Patty Duke has passed away today. She was a talented and wonderful actress. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/5CfJvC4Fsc
- Jerry Lawler (@JerryLawler) March 29, 2016
So saddened to hear about the death of my TV Grandma Patty Duke. It was an honor to get to work… https://t.co/FO6pdYnwol
- Joey Bragg (@JoeyBragg) March 29, 2016
Brave, outspoken & humanitarian who played Helen Keller in “Miracle Worker,” Oscar winner Patty Duke passed. I will miss her. RIP.
Rest with the Angels, Patty Duke. Thoughts and prayers are with all that love her.
- Holly Robinson Peete (@hollyrpeete) March 29, 2016