Zsa Zsa Gabor fell into a coma and died from a heart attack ... this according to the death certificate.
The death certificate -- obtained by TMZ -- says Zsa Zsa succumbed to cardiopulmonary arrest. There were 2 other contributing factors ... coronary artery disease and cerebral vascular disease.
The document lists them as a "significant condition" contributing to her death as cerebrovascular accident coma.
TMZ broke the story ... Zsa Zsa died December 18th.