Actress Cloris Leachman’s cause of death was released Thursday by the county of San Diego three weeks after her death, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Leachman, 94, died from a cerebrovascular accident, or a stroke, the outlet reported. The death certificate also claimed that the coronavirus had contributed to the actress’ death, but did not cause the stroke, Entertainment Tonight reported.
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Leachman died on Jan. 27. Her death was first confirmed by her long-time manager Juliet Green. (RELATED: Regis Philbin’s Cause Of Death Revealed)
“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time,” Green said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight. “There was no one like Cloris. With a single look she had the ability to break your heart or make you laugh ’till the tears ran down your face.”
“You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic,” she added.
Leachman’s death certificate revealed she was cremated on Feb. 7. Her daughter Dinah Englund is keeping the remains at her home in California, the outlet reported.
Leachman appeared in television shows and movies such as “Malcom In The Middle,” “The Longest Yard,” “Bad Santa” and “Lassie.”