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Former NBA Star Bill Walton Dead at Age 71 Following Cancer Battle

Former NBA star and Hall of Famer Bill Walton died on May 27 at age 71 following a cancer battle

“Bill then translated his infectious enthusiasm and love for the game to broadcasting, where he delivered insightful and colorful commentary which entertained generations of basketball fans,” Silver’s statement continued. Bill Walton circa 1975Focus on Sport/Getty ImagesHe concluded: “I treasured our close friendship, envied his boundless energy and admired the time he took with every person he encountered.” Us Weekly looks back at the stars who died before their time, including Amy Winehouse, Prince and Whitney Houston — see the most shocking celeb deaths

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