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Sitcom Star Bonnie Franklin Passes Away

Published on NewsOK Published: March 1, 2013

Former '70s and '80s sitcom star Bonnie Franklin passed away this morning in Los Angeles after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 69.

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Franklin's longtime manager, Robert Malcolm, confirmed the news to ET. He says that the star died this morning at home surrounded by her family. Hospice was called in on Saturday, February 23. She had been diagnosed with stage four cancer in August 2012 and they "tried everything they could, but nothing worked." A devoted mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and friend, Bonnie is survived by her mother, Claire, who is 101.

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