Martin Short has had a tragic life. Both of his parents died before he was 21. His brother was killed in an auto accident. And there is a history of cancer in his family. Now his 58 year old wife of 30 years has suddenly died. Nancy Dolman had been previously diagnosed with cancer back in 2007, and had been undergoing treatment back then. Her death appeared to be very sudden, and few new details are known.
Martin Short is a great comic genius and a very nice man. He certainly has our best wishes and prayers at this very difficult time for him. Such a wonderful person like Martin Short deserves a wealth of goodwill for all of the joy that he has brought others over the years.