Funeral for Manute Bol on Tuesday
The funeral for former NBA player and humanitarian Manute Bol will be held Tuesday.
Tom Prichard, executive director of Sudan Sunrise, said Wednesday that the service will be at the Washington National Cathedral and will be open to the public.
Bol died Saturday at 47 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville after suffering severe kidney problems and a painful skin condition.
Bol, who was 7-foot-7, played 10 seasons in the NBA. He was drafted by the Washington Bullets (later renamed the Washington Wizards) in 1985, where he played until he was traded to the Golden State Warriors just before the 1988-89 season. He spent his post-basketball years working as an advisory board member of Sudan Sunrise, which promotes reconciliation in his native Sudan.
-- Staff and Associated Press reports
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