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Short's manager and rep said Monday that Short's wife of 30 years had died but provided no cause of death or any additional details.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to an emergency call for help at the couple's apartment, a spokesman told CNN.
Short, best known for his comedic roles on "Saturday Night Live" and in the "Father of the Bride" franchise, married Dolman in 1980 after the pair met while working together in a production of "Godspell."
They have three children: Katherine, 27, Oliver, 24, and Henry, 20.