matters complained about Cher's said. fee if AP wlrphote Diana Hyland died in her Los Angeles home after a brief illness. Hyland dies of cancer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Actress DIANA HYLAND, star of the new ABC-TV ABC-TV ABC-TV series "Eight Is Enough," has died after a brief illness. Hyland, who played a mother of eight on the show, died Sunday at her home here of cancer after a brief illness, ABC spokeswoman Jane Gibbons said. Gibbons said the actress was in her late 30s but said she did not know her exact age. Hyland, who appeared in the television series "Peyton Place" and "Young Dr. Malone," is survived survived by her son, Zachary, 4, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Centner, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio. Funeral services will be private, Gibbons said.