Former NBA star found dead in hotel bathtub


APRIL 8, 2009
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- Former NBA star Marvin Webster has been
found dead in a bathtub at a Tulsa hotel.
The 56-year-old Webster was discovered in his room Monday
morning in the Ambassador Hotel.
Police spokesman Jason Willingham says foul play is not
suspected and the death apparently stemmed from an illness. The
medical examiner office says the cause of death has not been
Willingham says the former 7-foot-1 center had been living at
the hotel and employees grew concerned after not seeing him for
several days.
Webster played nine seasons in the NBA, including six with the
New York Knicks. He also played for Denver, Seattle and Milwaukee.
He averaged 7.1 points and 7.0 rebounds. His first pro season was
with Denver of the ABA in 1975.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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