Manute Bol, one of the most interesting players to ever play in the NBA, has died this morning at the age of 47. Manute, who was 7′ 7′ died in a Virginia hospital, according to a facebook message from his friend, Tom Prichard. He was reported to have kidney failure and a possible fatal skin disease.
In the facebook message, Manute’s friend, wrote:
I am very sorry to pass on the news that Manute Bol died this morning at UVA Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. Please hold his family in your prayers.
If you would like to leave messages for his family here, we will see they get them.
‘Well done, good and faithful servant.’
Sudan and all the world will miss you.
According to Pitch Blogs, they wrote of Manute:
‘At one time, the 7-foot-7 center was the tallest player in the NBA. Bol started his career in 1985 with the Washington Bullets. He was known for his shot blocking. He played for the Golden State Warriors, Philadelphia 76’ers and Miami Heat, ending his career during the 1994-95 season. ‘
Bol spent much of his pro basketball money on charitable efforts to end the violence in Sudan. Bol’s Sudan Sunrise foundation is based in Lenexa, Kansas.