Martin Short Loses Wife to Cancer at 58

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Aug. 24 2010, Published 5:55 a.m. ET

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Martin Short's wife Nancy Dolman passed away this weekend after a long battle with cancer. She was 58.

The actor's wife of 30 years died Saturday at the couple's home in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a rep for Martin confirmed to E! News.

Nancy had been battling cancer since 2007.

Martin and Nancy met in the 1970s while performing in a Canadian production of Godspell, according to E!, and have three children together.

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Martin, who is know for his comedic gift, is nominated for an Emmy for his supporting role in the FX drama Damages — a character much different from his more lighthearted roles.


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