Entertainment Tonight is reporting that beloved icon Cloris Leachman died of a cerebrovascular accident — aka a stroke. She was also apparently battling the coronavirus.
Leachman’s death certificate confirms that COVID-19 was a significant condition she had been dealing with, that contributed to her death, but did not result in the stoke that actually killed her.
The certificate also revealed that Leachman was cremated on Feb. 7, and that her remains are being kept at her daughter Dinah Englund’s residence in Encinitas, California.
Leachman’s daughter was by her side when she died on Jan. 27. The news of the celebrated actress’ death was first shared by her longtime 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,” Green said in a statement to ET. “You never knew what Cloris was going to say or do and that unpredictable quality was part of her unparalleled magic.”