Bad news for the Laverne & Shirley star as Penny Marshall has been diagnosed with liver cancer, The ENQUIRER has learned.

The beloved actress, well known for her feisty spirit, is determined to beat the often-deadly illness, say those close to her.

“Most people would have been devastated, crying on the shoulder of friends and family. But not Penny – she was angry!” maintained a family source. “The last thing Penny wants is for anyone to feel sorry for her.”

Last week The ENQUIRER reported exclusively that the 66-year-old producer and director had been found to have brain and liver tumors.

While a biopsy performed on the brain tumor showed it to be benign, test results later came back indicating the liver tumor was malignant, says the family source.

Although some media outlets accepted a cover-up story that Penny was being “checked out for the flu,” the TRUTH is that the star faces a life-or-death battle, multiple sources have confirmed to The ENQUIRER.

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