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Sean Astin Shares Touching Throwback Photo Of His Late Mom, Patty Duke

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Actor Sean Astin places his arm round his mom, Patty Duke, on the Creative Coalition’s 2004 Capitol Hill Spotlight Awards ceremony March 30, 2004.

Actor Sean Astin honored his late mom Patty Duke with a touching throwback photograph on Tuesday. The actor posted the image on Facebook within the hours following the information that the Oscar-profitable actress died on the age of sixty nine.

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I love you mother.OUR FAMILY STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PATTY DUKEThis morning, our beloved spouse, mom, grandmother,…

Posted by Sean Astin on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

The forty five-yr-previous actor, who’s greatest recognized for showing in “The Goonies” and the “Lord of the Rings” franchise, wrote “I love you mother” and later up to date the submit together with his household’s official assertion.

This morning, our beloved spouse, mom, grandmother, matriarch and the beautiful artist, humanitarian, and champion for psychological well being, Anna PATTY DUKE Pearce, closed her eyes, quieted her ache and ascended to a stupendous place. We rejoice the infinite love and compassion she shared via her work and all through her life.

Her work endures…
The Patty Duke Mental Health Project.

Sean was adopted and raised by Duke’s third husband, John Astin, however he additionally considers Desi Arnaz Jr. — the son of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz — and Duke’s second husband, Michael Tell, to be his fathers. 

According to ABC News, Duke married Tell as a solution to keep away from the scandal of discovering herself pregnant by Arnaz Jr., who was simply 17. The marriage lasted solely thirteen days and Duke would go on to marry John Astin in 1972. Believing Arnaz Jr. to be his organic father, Sean struck up a relationship with him solely to study years later that Tell was truly his organic father. 

“Desi Arnaz Jr. loves me, and I love him. We are so shut,” Sean stated in an interview with “20/20” in 2004. “Science tells me … that he is not my organic father. Science tells me that Mike Tell is.”

The actor went on to say that he has shut relationships with all three males and his stepfather, Mike Pearce, who Duke married in 1986.

“I can name any of them on the telephone any time I need to. John, Desi, Mike or Papa Mike … my 4 dads,” he stated. 

In that very same interview, Sean and his brother Mackenzie opened up about what it was like rising up with their mom within the years earlier than she was recognized with biopolar dysfunction. The brothers recalled painful moments characterised by their mom’s instability — incidents they describe as “freakouts” — however Sean was fast to say issues weren’t all the time that dangerous. 

“This lady is a strong, robust lady, who needed us to develop up unbiased and assured and powerful … ninety nine % of the time,” he stated. 

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