Disney’s Liv and Maddie Cast Mourns the Death of a Beloved Co-Star
Today, the entire acting community is in mourning. Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke has sadly passed away after suffering from a ruptured intestine late last week. The 69-year-old star has been in countless projects, but recently played Grandma Janice and Great-Aunt Hillary on Disney’s Liv and Maddie. Her family confirmed her death in a statement made through her publicist:
“This morning, our beloved wife, mother and matriarch and the exquisite artist, humanitarian and champion for mental health, Anna Patty Duke Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her pain and ascended into a beautiful place. We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life.”
Although Patty was only on one episode of the Disney channel hit, her impact on its stars was apparent. L&M actors Joey Bragg, Jessica Marie Garcia and more grieved her death on social media.
— Jessica Marie Garcia (@JessMarieGarcia) March 29, 2016
Truly sad to hear the news about Patty Duke so glad I had the opportunity to work with such an amazing woman on … https://t.co/Umhh4ZHhb9
— Shelby Wulfert (@ShelbyWulfert) March 29, 2016
Our thoughts are with Patty’s family at this difficult time.