'Best in Show' Star Fred Willard's Cause of Death Revealed: Report

June 3, 2020
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The death certificate of Fred Willard has been released, revealing the late actor’s cause of death.

The veteran comedy legend’s immediate cause of death was cardiac arrest, with the underlying causes of myelodysplastic syndrome and coronary artery disease specified, reports TMZ.

According to the certificate, the actor died on May 15 at 6:45 p.m. It listed his daughter, Hope W. Mulbarger, as the informant of his death.

"He kept moving, working and making us happy until the very end. We loved him so very much!" Mulbarger previously said to Fox News in a statement. "We will miss him forever."

Willard was known for roles in films including “Best in Show,” “Waiting for Guffman” and “This Is Spinal Tap.”

He also showed off his comedic chops on television shows, carrying out his recurring role on the Emmy-nominated "Modern Family," and can be seen on Netflix's "Space Force" alongside Steve Carrell. He was also nominated for Emmys for his recurring roles on "Roseanne" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," and appeared on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" more than 90 times.

Willard was 86.

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