Actor Sean Astin posted a family statement and a sweet photo to Facebook following the death of his mother, Oscar-winning actress Patty Duke.
The photo shows him as a baby with a young Patty. She was 69 years old when she passed away Tuesday.
Here’s what the post said:
I love you mom.
OUR FAMILY STATEMENT
ON THE PASSING OF PATTY DUKE
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. We celebrate the infinite love and compassion she shared through her work and throughout her life.
Astin, who has appeared in “Lord of the Rings” and other popular films, was interviewed on WGN Morning News back in 2015: