Coronavirus Contributed To Cloris Leachman’s Death

February 19, 2021 / Posted by:

Today in “fuck coronavirus” news, Cloris Leachman’s death certificate was released, and it’s been revealed that COVID-19 played a factor in her death. Cloris passed away over three weeks ago at age 94, and while her official cause of death is listed as cerebrovascular accident (a stroke), coronavirus was a significant condition that contributed to her passing. However, a spokesperson for the San Diego County’s Medical Examiner’s Office tells Entertainment Tonight that the infection wasn’t the underlying cause.

Cloris’ death certificate also states that she was cremated on Feb. 7 and her remains are being kept at her daughter Dinah Englund’s house in Encinitas, California. Dinah was by her mom’s side when she passed away at her home on Jan. 27.

Since I know nothing about medicine or science (aside from a rudimentary understanding of Pisces astrology), I didn’t really get the difference between “underlying cause” or “significant condition”. But this article explains that it’s normal for a death certificate to list the primary cause of death and any contributing or underlying factors. Scientists say that blood clots and strokes can be a complication of COVID-19. They really don’t know why; there’s a theory that this fucking virus affects the way blood clots and/or how the platelets function. But keep in mind, we don’t know what happened in Cloris’ case.

I always felt like Cloris was one of those stars who would live forever. To be fair, though, I also thought that about Joan Rivers. So maybe, just maybe, I don’t understand how death works? I sincerely hope those two, the Mary Tyler Moore Show ladies, and all the other legendary comedienne goddesses are shootin’ the shit up in heaven over a game of bridge. Sans masks, of course.


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