Cloris Leachman’s Death Certificate Reveals She Died From A Stroke With COVID-19 As A Contributing Factor
Cloris Leachman’s death certificate was released on Thursday, revealing that the actress battled COVID-19, which was a contributor to her eventual death.
Leachman passed away from a cerebrovascular accident, or a stroke on Jan. 27. The death certificate revealed that while the actress had COVID-19, it did not cause the stroke that killed her.
The certificate also revealed that Leachman was cremated on Feb. 7 and that her remains are with her daughter Dinah Englund in Encinitas, California.
Leachman’s death was initially confirmed to the public by her manager, Juliet Green.
“It’s been my privilege to work with Cloris Leachman, one of the most fearless actresses of our time. 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,” Green said in a statement. “She loved her children and her grandchildren ferociously. A lifelong vegetarian, she was a passionate advocate for animal rights. The family requests that any donations in her name be made to PETA or Last Chance for Animals.”
Leachman’s career spanned over seven decades, on Broadway, TV and in movies. One of her most iconic roles was as Phyllis Lindstrom, on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s. She was also known for her work in Young Frankenstein, The Muppet Movie, The Beverly Hillbillies, Now and Then, Bad Santa, Spanglish, The Longest Yard, The Wedding Ringer and New York, I Love You.
She is survived by four of her children, Morgan, Adam, Dinah, George Jr., and her grandchildren.