9 to 5 star Dabney Coleman's cause of death at age 92 is revealed a week after his passing

Dabney Coleman's cause of death, at age 92, has been confirmed, one week after his passing.

According to his death certificate, obtained by The Blast on Friday, the 9 to 5 star died from cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) on Thursday, May 16.

The National Institutes of Health defines CPA, also known as cardiac arrest or circulatory arrest, as 'the cessation of effective ventilation and circulation.'

Prior to his passing last week, the acting legend had been diagnosed with dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty swallowing, and 'chronic systolic congestive heart failure,' per his death certificate.

His daughter, Quincy Coleman, previously confirmed his passing in a statement to TMZ, which read: 'My father, Dabney Wharton Coleman, took his last earthly breath peacefully and exquisitely in his home on Thursday May 16th 2024 at 1:50 pm.'

'My father crafted his time here on Earth with a curious mind, a generous heart and a soul on fire with passion, desire and humor that tickled the funny bone of humanity. As he lived, he moved through this final act of life with elegance, excellence and mastery,' Quincy, a singer, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Dabney Coleman's cause of death, at age 92, has been confirmed; seen in 2010

Dabney Coleman's cause of death, at age 92, has been confirmed; seen in 2010

She continued: 'A teacher, a hero and a king, Dabney Coleman is a gift and blessing in life and in death as his spirit will shine through his work, his loved ones and his legacy... eternally.'

The Emmy winner, who most recently starred in Yellowstone as the father of Kevin Costner's character John Dutton, was best known for his roles in classic movies 9 to 5, Tootsie and On Golden Pond.

Other notable roles include The Towering Inferno, WarGames and the series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman as Merle Jeeter and The Slap Maxwell Story, as well as starring as Commodore Louis Kaestner on Boardwalk Empire.

In April, Dabney canceled an April appearance at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey due to his health.

The Golden Globe winner was married to Ann Courtney Harrell in 1957 until 1959, and actress Jean Hale from 1961 until 1984.

Dabney and Jean had three children together: Kelly, Randy and Quincy.

Jean died on August 3, 2021 at age 82.

He also has a daughter named Meghan, but it is unclear with whom, with conflicting reports saying with ex wife Ann.

According to his death certificate, obtained by The Blast on Friday, the 9 to 5 star died from cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) on Thursday, May 16

According to his death certificate, obtained by The Blast on Friday, the 9 to 5 star died from cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA) on Thursday, May 16

Prior to his passing last week, the acting legend had been diagnosed with dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty swallowing, and 'chronic systolic congestive heart failure,' per his death certificate (pictured in 1987)

Prior to his passing last week, the acting legend had been diagnosed with dysphagia, the medical term for difficulty swallowing, and 'chronic systolic congestive heart failure,' per his death certificate (pictured in 1987)

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In 2012, it was revealed that Dabney had been diagnosed with throat cancer, in an interview with AVClub.com.

His role as the Commodore in Boardwalk Empire was changed due to Dabney's real-life illness.

The star said in the 2012 interview the cancer had affected his ability to speak and also said he did not have cancer anymore.

Dabney won a Golden Globe in 1988 for his role in The Slap Maxwell Story, two Screen Actors Guild Award in 2011 and 2012 for Boardwalk Empire and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1987 for Sworn to Silence.

Dabney received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star in 2014.

The Emmy winner, who most recently starred in Yellowstone as the father of Kevin Costner's character John Dutton, was best known for his roles in classic movies 9 to 5, Tootsie and On Golden Pond (seen above)

The Emmy winner, who most recently starred in Yellowstone as the father of Kevin Costner's character John Dutton, was best known for his roles in classic movies 9 to 5, Tootsie and On Golden Pond (seen above)

The actor was born on January 3, 1932 in Austin, Texas to parents Melvin Randolph Coleman and Mary Wharton.

The actor attended Virginia Military Institute for two years, and then served for two more years in the US Army's Special Services Division.

After, he studied law in Austin at the University of Texas.

According to THR, his friend, actor Zachary Scott, who was also a family friend of Dabney's first wife Ann, convinced him to pursue an acting career.

He left college a semester before graduation at age 26 and trained at Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre in New York City with Sanford Meisner, from 1958 until 1960.

His first role came in 1961, in a play called A Call on Kuprin - also marking his Broadway debut.

The Texas native made his TV debut in 1961, in the show Naked City, playing a resident in one episode, which he made $90 for, per THR.

His next role was in The Alfred Hitchcock Hour - in an episode in 1963 and another in 1963.

The star followed it up with a role in The Outer Limits in 1964 in three episodes, and four episodes in The Fugitive from 1964 until 1966.

Dabney won a Golden Globe in 1988 for his role in The Slap Maxwell Story, two Screen Actors Guild Award in 2011 and 2012 for Boardwalk Empire and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1987 for Sworn to Silence

Dabney won a Golden Globe in 1988 for his role in The Slap Maxwell Story, two Screen Actors Guild Award in 2011 and 2012 for Boardwalk Empire and a Primetime Emmy Award in 1987 for Sworn to Silence

Dabney also had roles in a 1965 episode of I Dream of Jeannie, and The Donna Reed Show in the same year.

His film debut was also in 1965 in a movie called The Slender Thread, where he played Charlie.

He followed it up with small roles in This Property is Condemned in 1966 alongside Natalie Wood and Robert Redford, The Scalphunters in 1968 The Trouble with Girls and Downhill Racer in 1969, I Love My Wife in 1970, Cinderella Liberty in 1973 and The Dove in 1974.

He decided to grow a mustache around this time, which he revealed in a previous interview with Vulture.

'Without the mustache, I looked too much like Richard Nixon, There's no question that when I grew that, all of a sudden, everything changed,' he said.

The actor was born on January 3, 1932 in Austin, Texas to parents Melvin Randolph Coleman and Mary Wharton (seen in 1987)

The actor was born on January 3, 1932 in Austin, Texas to parents Melvin Randolph Coleman and Mary Wharton (seen in 1987)

Dabney starred in The Towering Inferno, a 1974 about new skyscraper in San Francisco that goes up in flames, with the San Francisco Fire Department called to extinguish and save the civilians.

He played SFFD Deputy Chief 1, alongside Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, William Holden, Faye Dunaway and Fred Astaire.

He played Merle Jeeter for 148 episodes of the series Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman - from 1976 until 1977.

He told Variety in 2014 that his role as Merle 'was only supposed to last six shoes, but it kind of caught on.'

'The part was very well written and it was just catchy, it was just a great arc. [Merle] was a comedian, a con man, so he deliberately changed his personality from time to time. And I ended up doing it for two years, and it did make my career. From that part spawned everything,' he said.

In 1980, Dabney starred in the hit movie 9 to 5, about three women - Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda - who live out their fantasy of getting their boss - played by Dabney - overthrown.

Dabney pictured with Lily Tomlin in their 1993 film The Beverly Hillbillies

Dabney pictured with Lily Tomlin in their 1993 film The Beverly Hillbillies

Other notable films he starred in include Meet the Applegates in 1991 (seen above), The Beverly Hillbillies in 1993, You've Got Mail in 1998, Taken in 1999 and Domino in 2005

Other notable films he starred in include Meet the Applegates in 1991 (seen above), The Beverly Hillbillies in 1993, You've Got Mail in 1998, Taken in 1999 and Domino in 2005

Dabney called Jane, Dolly and Lily 'fantastic,' in his interview in 2014 with Variety, and even reunited with them in 2008.

He played Dr. Bill Ray in the 1981 film On Golden Pond, Ron Carlisle in 1982's Tootsie, and Dr. John McKittrick in 1983's War Games.

Other notable films he starred in include The Beverly Hillbillies in 1993, You've Got Mail in 1998, Taken in 1999 and Domino in 2005.

He starred in 26 episodes of Buffalo Bill in 1983 until 1984, and 22 episodes of The Slap Maxwell Story in 1987 until 1988.

Dabney played Burton Fallin in The Guardian in 67 episodes, from 2001 until 2004.

He starred as Commordore Louis Kaestner in Boardwalk Empire for 24 episodes, from 2010 until 2011.

TV wise, he had recently starred in Ray Donovan in 2016, NCIS in 2019, For the People in 2019 and as John Dutton Dr in a 2019 episode of Yellowstone in his final role.

He also appeared in the season two finale of Yellowstone as John Dutton Sr., in an episode titled Sins of the Father.

He portrayed the father of Kevin Costner's character - John Dutton - in the final moments of his life.

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