Dawn Lyn fighting for life as ‘My Three Sons’ star is in coma after brain surgery

In a social media post, Tina Cole, 79, wrote, 'My heartfelt prayers go out to my ‘My Three Sons’ sweet ‘lil’ sis’, Dawn Lyn and her husband John'

Dawn Lyn fighting for life as ‘My Three Sons’ star is in coma after brain surgery
‘My Three Sons’ star Dawn Lyn is in coma after undergoing brain surgery (Stanley Livingston/Facebook)
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Former ‘My Three Sons’ star Dawn Lyn has fallen into a coma after undergoing surgery to remove her brain tumor, TMZ reports. The news emerged after Lyn’s co-stars Stanley Livingston and Tina Cole, revealed her condition on social media stating that she is currently fighting meningitis.

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“Just found out my little TV Sis, Dawn Lyn (Dodie), is in a coma and fighting for her life. She had surgery recently to remove a brain tumor. Please pray for her to have a swift and full recovery,” wrote Livingston on his Facebook handle, last week. "I took Dawn out to lunch a couple of months ago. We had a great time reminiscing about our MTS days. Dawn is one of the nicest human beings I have ever known."

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In another social media post, Livingston mentioned that Lyn is currently in an unconscious state and has been fighting meningitis. “Her vitals and brain waves are good. The doctors and nurses are aggressively fighting the bacterial infection. They’re optimistic,” the post reads. Livingston notably played Lyn’s TV brother, Chip Douglas, on the sitcom that aired in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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In a post of her own, Tina Cole, 79, wrote, “My heartfelt prayers go out to my ‘My Three Sons’ sweet ‘lil’ sis’, Dawn Lyn (Dodie) and her husband John. Dawn is fighting for her life after undergoing brain surgery.” She added, “I’m in touch with John and I will keep you all updated. Please keep her in your prayers as well.”

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Backing the news reports, Lyn's blood brother, actor and musician Leif Garrett, 60, told TMZ 'My sister, Dawn, never wanted anyone to know about the surgery. Since it has been leaked on social media, I would really appreciate everyone’s understanding that it has already been a difficult time having lost both of our parents and a cousin recently. Please just keep my sister in your thoughts and prayers and respect our family’s privacy. Thank you.'

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Dawn made her on-screen debut at the age of four when she played the role of an American Indian boy in the 1967 B-grade western Cry Blood, Apache. The portrayal of the cute little boy skyrocketed her career and brought several iconic roles to her. In 1969, she played Prudence Everett in the pilot for the ABC series Nanny and the Professor but when the television pilot did not initially sell, she was released from her contract with ABC.

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She continued to appear on other TV shows like Adam-12, Emergency!, Marcus Welby, Gunsmoke, and more. She played a major role in the 1971 American western film, Shoot Out.
However, she decided to bid goodbye to her acting career in 1977 and stepped into the real estate industry. According to idolnetworth.com, Dawn's net worth is estimated to be around $10 million.

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