Dabney Coleman's Cause of Death Revealed a Week After He Died: Report

The 92-year-old actor died on May 16

<p>Aaron Rapoport/Corbis via Getty</p> Dabney Coleman

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Dabney Coleman

Dabney Coleman’s cause of death has been confirmed.

The actor — known for his roles in 9 to 5 and Tootsie, among others —died from cardiopulmonary arrest (CPA), according to a death certificate obtained by The Blast in a report on Friday, May 24. The update comes after Coleman died at age 92 on Thursday, May 16.

CPA, more widely known as cardiac arrest, is defined by the National Insitiutes of Health as “the cessation of effective ventilation and circulation" and by the American Heart Association as "the abrupt loss of heart function."

Prior to his death, Coleman also suffered from underlying health issues dysphagia (diffculty swallowing) and "chronic systolic congestive heart failure," his death certificate stated, per The Blast.

Representatives for Coleman did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment.

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Coleman died at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., on May 16. His daughter Quincy Coleman confirmed his death in statement to PEOPLE on May 17.

"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 his life with elegance, excellence and mastery,” Quincy said.

"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," her statement continued.

<p>Jim Britt /Disney/Getty</p> Coleman died at age 92 on May 16

Jim Britt /Disney/Getty

Coleman died at age 92 on May 16

Related: Dolly Parton Pays Tribute to ‘Dear Friend’ and 9 to 5 Costar Dabney Coleman After His Death

The actor is survived by his sister, Beverly Coleman McCall, children Meghan, Kelly, Randy, and Quincy and grandchildren Hale and Gabe Torrance, Luie Freundl, and Kai and Coleman Biancaniello.

Coleman’s Hollywood career spanned over six decades with over 60 acting credits to his name in such films as 9 to 5, Tootsie and You've Got Mail and TV shows Buffalo Bill and Boardwalk Empire.

Coleman was paid tribute to by his 9 to 5 costars following his death on social media.

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<p>Michael Tran/FilmMagic</p> The actor's cause of death has been released, per The Blast

Michael Tran/FilmMagic

The actor's cause of death has been released, per The Blast

On May 20, Dolly Parton wrote of the late actor in a post to X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram: “Dabney was a great actor and he became a dear friend. He taught me so much when I was doing my first movie, 9 to 5.”

“He was funny, deep and smart. We remained friends through the years and I will miss him greatly as many people will,” the music legend, 78, added.

Actress Lily Tomlin also honored Coleman with a poignant post on X as she shared a photo of the pair from 9 to 5 on May 17.

“We just loved him," the actress wrote alongside the image.

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