Cause of death for Charlotte Rae, of ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts Of Life,’ revealed

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Actress Charlotte Rae Passes Away At 92

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The cause of death for actress Charlotte Rae, who died last week at age 92, has been revealed.

According to a death certificate for Rae obtained by TMZ, the woman who is best known for playing Mrs. Garrett on sitcoms "Diff'rent Strokes" and "The Facts of Life" died of cardiac arrest.

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Other contributing factors are listed as metabolic acidosis -- a condition in which too much acid collects in the body -- and carcinoma of the right parotid gland, or salivary gland.

Related: Charlotte Rae, ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life’ house mother, dead at 92

Rae was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2017. She died in her home in Los Angeles, and former co-stars mourned her loss on social media.

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