Everyone was saddened when they heard about Jerry Buss's death, as he had been the owner of the L.A. Lakers for decades.
People also knew that he had been battling cancer, but nobody expected his death to be so sudden. We didn't even know what kind of cancer he had! So what happened?
According to the death certificate, he had indeed suffered from prostate cancer, but then ultimately died of kidney failure. This means that the cancer was listed as the secondary cause of death.
So, the immediate cause of death is listed as renal failure, and the first underlying cause of death is respiratory failure.
He will be missed!
[Image via WENN.]
Tags: basketball, cancer, certificate, death, failure, jerry buss, kidney, lakers, prostate, sad