Nancy Dolman, wife of actor Martin Short, died suddenly on Saturday at the couple's Pacific Palisades home, according to RadarOnline.
The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived to Short's address at 8:30 AM and it is believed that Nancy died at the home.
The cause of death remains unknown, but the actor's wife was diagnosed with cancer in 2007, when doctors discovered a growth in her left groin area. She then underwent surgery.See photos of stars who are participating in this year's "Stand Up to Cancer" event
Short and Nancy met in 1972 while acting in a production of the musical "Godspell." They were married in 1980 and have three children together, Katherine, 27, Oliver, 24, and Henry, 20.
Short is nominated for a Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Emmy for his role in "Damages."