`Private Benjamin` star Eileen Brennan dies aged 80

Updated: Jul 31, 2013, 14:55 PM IST

Washington: Eileen Brennan, known for her role as Doreen Lewis in 1980 comedy ` Private Benjamin`, passed away of bladder cancer at her house in Burbank, Calif., on Sunday. She was 80.

The veteran actress` family confirmed the death and wrote in a statement that they are so grateful for the outpouring of love and respect for Brennan.

Her relatives stated that she was funny, caring and truly one of a kind.

The statement asserted that Brennan`s strength and love will never be forgotten and she will be greatly missed.

Brennan is survived by two sons Sam and Patrick Brennan , who starred in ‘Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2,’ a sister and two grandchildren.