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Jack Klugman in 1981
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Jack Klugman died of cancer

WENN

Cancer killed movie and TV veteran Jack Klugman, according to the actor's death certificate.

The former "Quincy, M.E." and "The Odd Couple" star died at his home in California on Dec. 24, and now it has been revealed the cause of death was prostate cancer, according to TMZ.com.

Klugman beat throat cancer in the late 1980s and had to train himself to speak again after the disease claimed his voice.