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Jerry Buss Death Certificate

Prostate Cancer

Led to Kidney Failure

2/26/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Late L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss suffered from prostate cancer before ultimately succumbing to kidney failure ... this according to his death certificate.

According to the doc, Buss suffered from metastatic sarcomatoid prostate cancer in the 15 months leading to his death on February 18th. The cancer is listed as the second underlying cause of death.

It was widely reported that Dr. Buss was battling cancer before his death, but the cancer was never specified.

The immediate cause of death is listed as renal (kidney) failure, and the first underlying cause of death is listed as respiratory failure.

Buss was 80. He's survived by his 6 children.

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16 COMMENTS

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NOT ELMO    

RiP...

500 days ago
2.

TNastyFunktown    

My heart goes out to the Buss family. I am sorry for your loss.

500 days ago
3.

tdr9    

RIP brother

500 days ago
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Caddtsrx3    

He let the cancer go untreated?

500 days ago
5.

Ivan in Phoenix    

I don't want to be thinking about an 80 year old cancerous prostate right before I go to bed. Or any other time for that matter.

500 days ago
6.

Mrugowsky    

That's terrible.

500 days ago
7.

jabberjaws    

A golden life.

500 days ago
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sugarpants    

Respect the Lakers but am a Thunder fan... that's where I grew up... OKC... but Jerry Buss was always a hero to me because he was a very decent man. I never met him but felt, if I did, I'd love him for sure...

500 days ago
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rosemaryxoxo    

RIP

500 days ago
10.

benji88    

he killed himself because the Lakers suck

500 days ago
11.

Jim    

How SICKENING that TMZ feels it necessary to post his death certificate. It doesn't matter if they are public do***ents or not, it's just NOT right.

500 days ago
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honeywest    

R.I.P. Dr. Jerry Hatten Buss, it is nothing worse than dying from Prostate Cancer, painful suffering, so Tragic! The cause of death I thought was Kidney Failure but it wasn't it was the Prostate Cancer. Such a sad loss. He was a great man and a decent one.

500 days ago
13.

Mazor    

Why would anyone even care about this? Let a dead guy have a little dignity TMZ, you f*cking parasites.

500 days ago
14.

tom    

Sure his death cert is released rather quickly but we have yet to see any death certs from sandy hook. Once again sandy hook doesnt add up.

499 days ago
15.

Dro    

God Bless You. Dr Jerry Buss.

499 days ago

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