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Ja’Net Dubois’ death certificate ‘lists jazz icon Cab Calloway as her secret biological father’ | Daily Mail Online

Ja’net Dubois’ death certificate claims that her biological father was jazz icon Cab Calloway, rather than Gordon Dubois.

The singer passed away unexpectedly in her sleep last month, and the document, which was obtained by TMZ earlier this week, had Cab listed as the Good Times star’s secret parent.

It also said on the document, which was released by L.A. County, that she was known as ‘Jeannette T. Calloway-DuBois’, though this is disputed online.

Unexpected: Ja’Net Dubois’ death certificate, which was released earlier this week, ‘lists jazz icon Cab Calloway as her secret biological father’, it was reported on Friday

Ja’Net’s father is listed as Gordon in her online biographies, while Lillian Goudey is named as her mother both in the document and on the internet. 

TMZ went on to claim that Ja’Net’s daughter Rani said that Gordon was Lillian’s husband and said he was ‘instrumental’ in raising the singer.

It was revealed earlier this month that the actress died of cardiac arrest, according to her death certificate obtained by the publication.

To her family’s surprise, the autopsy revealed she suffered from peripheral vascular disease and chronic kidney disease for years.

Claim: In the document, it is claimed that jazz icon Cab Calloway (pictured in 1946) had secretly fathered Ja’Net, rather than Gordon Dubois

Hypertension was also confirmed to be a contributing factor to her death.

The mother-of-three was cremated and ‘some of her ashes were scattered at sea’ and the rest left with her family, according to the outlet.

While it is largely reported her age was 74, Extra reviewed documents suggesting she was actually 87.

Her silent and unknown health battle shocked fans, as the CBS soap star appeared healthy just weeks before her death at a meet and greet at the Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel back on February 1.

Parenting: TMZ went on to claim that Ja’Net’s daughter Rani said that Gordon was Lillian’s husband and said he was ‘instrumental’ in raising the singer

DuBois is best known for starring in the hit 1970s sitcom Good Times, but she made history with her earlier role on the CBS soap opera Love of Life – becoming the first African-American actress to have a regular role on daytime TV.

She starred as Loretta Allen on that drama between 1971 and 1972.

The star’s last film was 2016’s She’s Got A Plan; prior to that she appeared in the TV series short G.I. Joe: Renegades.

Rest in peace: DuBois is best known for starring in the hit 1970s sitcom Good Times (pictured top centre), and she died of a cardiac arrest in her sleep last month

Ja’Net Dubois’ death certificate ‘lists jazz icon Cab Calloway as her secret biological father’

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