Richard Lewis’ Death Certificate: Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Richard Lewis’ Death Certificate: Official Cause Of Death Revealed

Comedian Richard Lewis, known for his starring role on the comedy show, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” official cause of death has been released.

The late Hollywood star’s official cause of death has finally been confirmed according to the death certificate obtained by The Blast.

Richard Lewis’ Official Cause of Death

Richard Lewis at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Evening with MEGA

Lewis’s death certificate has revealed that the actor died on February 27, 2024, at 9:22 pm, from “Cardiopulmonary Arrest.” This is the cessation of adequate heart function and respiration and results in death without reversal. Often, this condition is found in patients with coronary artery disease.

The document also notes Lewis’ secondary cause of death as “Parkinson’s Disease,” a condition the comedian battled with for many years.

The beloved actor died at his home in Los Angeles and is being laid to rest at the “Temple of Aaron Cemetery” in Roseville, Minnesota.

After the news of his passing was revealed, a rep for Lewis confirmed it in a heartbreaking statement that read: “Comedian/Actor Richard Lewis passed away peacefully at his home in Los Angeles last night after suffering a heart attack. His wife, Joyce Lapinsky, thanks everyone for all the love, friendship, and support and asks for privacy at this time.”

An HBO spokesperson also reacted to Lewis’s shocking death: “We are heartbroken to learn that Richard Lewis has passed away. His comedic brilliance, wit and talent were unmatched. Richard will always be a cherished member of the HBO and ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ families, our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends, and all the fans who could count on Richard to brighten their days with laughter.”

Lewis had an amazing career and appeared in several top TV shows and movies. Some of his most popular TV credits include the 1980s sitcom, “Anything but Love” alongside actress Jamie Lee Curtis and the 1993 comedy show, “Daddy Dearest.”

For the big screen, Lewis appeared in top movies such as, “Robin Hood: Men in Tights,” where he played the role of Prince John and the drama film “Leaving Las Vegas,” where he starred alongside Nicolas Cage.

Tributes Pour In For The Late Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Evening with MEGA

After his death, several stars in the industry paid tribute to the iconic comedian and actor for his talent and storied career.

His friend and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” co-star, Larry David shared a tribute that read: “Richard and I were born three days apart in the same hospital and for most of my life he’s been like a brother to me. He had that rare combination of being the funniest person and also the sweetest. But today he made me sob and for that, I’ll never forgive him.”

Lewis’ onscreen wife on the show, Cheryl Hines, also spoke out on his death, branding the actor a “true gift.”

Hines said, per People, “When I was young I had the biggest crush on Richard Lewis. He was the funniest person on stage and the most handsome comedian. Then when I was cast on ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm,’ I got to work with him and it was a dream come true.”

She added, “Through the years I learned who Richard really was and the gifts he gave. Yes, he was the comedian I fell in love with, but he was also one of the most loving people I know. He would take time to tell the people he loved what they meant to him – especially in recent years. In between takes on ‘Curb,’ he would tell me how special I was to him and how much he loved me. I love you, Richard,”

Rest in peace, Richard Lewis.