Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell, an 11-time NBA champion, has died at the age of 88.
Russell’s 11 titles with the Celtics came between 1956 and 1969 in one of the sport’s most dominant eras.
He also won an Olympic gold medal with the United States in 1956 and two NCAA titles at San Francisco in 1955 and 56. He is also a five-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star
Bill Russell Cause Of Death
Bill Russell was born in Monroe, Louisiana, on February 12, 1934, and died in Mercer Island, Washington, on July 31, 2022.
His family said that he ‘passed away peacefully at age 88 with his wife, Jeannine Russell, by his side’.
They said in a statement on Sunday: ‘It is with a very heavy heart we would like to pass along to all of Bill’s friends, fans & followers:
The report about the death of Bill Russell did not disclose his cause of death and it also did not disclose the circumstances surrounding his death.
Nevertheless, with regards to the age of Bill Russell, a section of people on social media and alleging that he might have died naturally of old age.
A number of sporting organisations have expressed their heartfelt condolences to the family of Bill Russell upon hearing of his sudden death.