Clifford Rozier Cause Of Death: How Did Former NBA Player Die?

Clifford Rozier, a former first-round NBA Draft pick, passed away at age 45 on Friday, July 6. Rozier’s family took to social media to announce the news of his passing. The 6-foot-11 big man played for the Golden State Warriors, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Toronto Raptors. He briefly played for the Quad City Thunder of the Continental Basketball Association and Spanish club Pamesa Valencia.
According to a statement from his family, Rozier passed away from a heart attack.
“For the last few days my brother big Cliff been fighting for his life after having a heart attack,” Kobie Rozier wrote on Facebook. “Today he lost his fight. Rest easy big bro and I’ll see you again one day.”
Rozier was also a star at Louisville after transferring from North Carolina. As a high school standout, Rozier was named Florida Mr. Basketball in 1990. At Louisville, Rozier, who was a consensus All-American and two-time Metro Conference Player of the Year, averaged a double-double — 18.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game before going on to be the No. 16 overall pick in the 1994 draft. In the NBA, Rozier appeared in 173 games and averaged 4.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Following the end of his career, Rozier opened up about mental health problems and drug abuse.
The latest information on Rozier’s passing can be seen below.

Clifford Rozier Cause of Death: Heart Attack
According to Rozier’s brother, Kobie Rozier, Clifford was on life support after suffering a heart attack two days ago. He lost the fight for his life on Friday afternoon. From TMZ Sports:

We spoke to Kobie Rozier — who told us the former Louisville standout went into cardiac arrest two days ago … and was put on life support. Kobie says Cliff passed away Friday morning in Florida.


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