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Patty Duke dead: celebrity reactions

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Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke, who rocketed to fame on the likes of The Patty Duke Show and A Miracle Worker, died Tuesday at the age of 69. Soon after news broke, celebrities flocked to social media to mourn her loss. Stars like William Shatner, Nile Rodgers, Marlee Matlin, and more took to Twitter and Facebook to remember the icon.

Her son, Sean Astin, shared a particularly poignant note. “I love you mom,” he wrote alongside the family’s statement on Duke’s death. “This morning… [she] closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended to a beautiful place. We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life.”

See the full post and read more tributes below.

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