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Jerry Lewis Cause of Death: End-Stage Cardiac Disease

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Wednesday, 23 August 2017 07:07 AM

Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, authorities in Las Vegas said, but the wording of his death certificate differed from what was reported earlier, The Associated Press reported.

Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg said on Monday that Lewis' official cause of death was end-stage cardiac disease and peripheral vascular disease.

Lewis was the clownish comic hailed as an artistic genius and the host for decades of annual muscular dystrophy telethons.

He died Sunday of natural causes in Las Vegas at age 91.

Fudenberg said coroner deputies had been told Lewis died of ischemic cardiomyopathy.

Ferozan Malal was the hospice and palliative medicine physician in Las Vegas who signed Lewis' death certificate.

She told the AP that peripheral vascular disease and ischemic cardiomyopathy both fall under the category of end-stage cardiac disease.

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