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Penny Marshall’s Official Cause of Death Revealed

Penny Marshall died of heart failure resulting from atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and diabetes, according to her death certificate.

The document, obtained by The Blast, also reveals the legendary director and actress was cremated after her death and her remains were given to her sister, Ronny.

The cremation took place the day after Christmas and her remains were turned over to her sister the next day.

Penny Marshall death certificate
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Penny Marshall passed away on December 18 at her home in the Hollywood Hills. The death certificate lists her time of death as 9:10 PM.

At the time of her death, the family released a statement saying, “Our family is heartbroken over the passing of Penny Marshall. Penny was a tomboy who loved sports, doing puzzles of any kind, drinking milk and Pepsi together and being with her family. As an actress, her work on ‘Laverne & Shirley’ broke ground featuring blue-collar women entertaining America in prime time. She was a comedic natural with a photographic memory and an instinct for slapstick. When Penny directed Tom Hanks in the movie ‘Big’ she became a pioneer as the first woman in history to helm a film that grossed more than $100 million. She did it again with ‘A League of Their Own.’ She directed many stars including Geena Davis, Robert De Niro, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Madonna, Denzel Washington, Rosie O’Donnell and Whitney Houston.”

Penny Marshall photos
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