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Forest Whitaker's Ex-Wife Keisha Nash's Cause of Death Determined

Keisha Nash died at age 51 on Dec. 6, 2023. Her daughter with ex-husband Forest Whitaker, True Whitaker, confirmed her death the following day

<p>Frazer Harrison/Getty</p> Keisha Nash in 2014 in Santa Monica, California

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Keisha Nash in 2014 in Santa Monica, California

Keisha Nash's cause of death has been determined.

The actress, who was the ex-wife of Forest Whitaker, died in Los Angeles on Dec. 6, 2023 due to alcoholic liver disease, according to a copy of her death certificate obtained by TMZ. She was 51.

The certificate of death notes that Nash had lived with the disease for "years" and lists acute renal failure as another significant condition that may have contributed to her death. It also lists Nash's daughter with Whitaker, True, as the informant of her mother's death.

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The former model was buried in a service in Los Angeles on Dec. 20, as the document reads.

A representative for Whitaker did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for comment Tuesday.

True initially confirmed her mother's death in an Instagram Story she shared on Dec. 7. "Goodbye mommy. I love you 4ever and beyond," True, 25, wrote in a caption over a black-and-white photo of her mother. "The most beautiful woman in the world ... thank you for teaching me every single thing I know. I'll see you in my dreams and I'll feel you in my heart."

<p>Vivien Killilea/WireImage</p> Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash with daughters Sonnet and True in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 2010

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Forest Whitaker and Keisha Nash with daughters Sonnet and True in Los Angeles on Nov. 14, 2010

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At the time, True also shared a photo of her mother with lyrics from soul singer Donny Hathaway's "A Song For You" playing over the picture. Deadline confirmed the news of Nash's death with her family at the time.

<p> Jim Spellman/WireImage</p> Keisha Nash and Forest Whitaker in New York City on Aug. 5, 2013

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Keisha Nash and Forest Whitaker in New York City on Aug. 5, 2013

Whitaker, 62, and Nash first met on the set of the 1994 film Blown Away after she was cast to play his character's girlfriend, per CBS News. Whitaker proposed the following year and the couple married in 1996 in Montego Bay, Jamaica. In addition to True, the pair also share daughter Sonnet, 27.

The Academy Award winner also has an older son named Ocean, 33, while Nash has Autumn, 32, both from previous relationships.

Whitaker filed for divorce from Nash after 22 years of marriage in December 2018 and cited irreconcilable differences in his petition, according to documents obtained by PEOPLE at the time.

The late actress was also the creator of Kissable Couture, a luxury cosmetics line she started with makeup artist A.J. Crimson.

"I’ve always been very ambitious,” she told O, The Oprah Magazine in 2008 about her work for the brand. “When my kids were younger, I tried to start a clothing line for children. But you have to be really committed to a new business, and at that time I was more focused on being a mother.”

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