Death of Manute Bol

October 16, 1962 - June 19, 2010
Charlottesville, Virginia | Age 47

NBA player-humanitarian dies at 47
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.

Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition, Tom Prichard, executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise, said in an e-mail.

"Sudan and the world have lost a hero and...

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