Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Griffins in:
 • Northwood Cemetery
 • Philadelphia
 • Philadelphia County
 • Pennsylvania
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Eddie Griffin
Birth: May 30, 1982
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 2007
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Professional Basketball Player. For five seasons (2001 to 2003, and 2004 to 2007), he played at the forward position in the National Basketball Association with the Houston Rockets and Minnesota Timberwolves. Born Eddie Jamaal Griffin, he made his first imprint on the sport while attending Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia and earned Parade Magazine's National Player of the Year honors during his senior year. He continued his athletic excellence on the collegiate level at Seton Hall and received All-American mention recognition, while establishing himself as one of the school's all-time greats. Selected by the New Jersey Nets during the 1st round (7th overall pick) of the 2001 NBA Draft, he would be acquired by Houston. It was while with the Rockets when Griffith yielded career-highs in points (664) and total rebounds (461). In 303 regular season games, he compiled 2,171 points with 1,744 rebounds. Traced back to his high school years, Griffin became known for mood swings (which led to fits of violence) and severe depression. These traits followed him throughout his professional career and would be fueled further from alcohol abuse. Sadly, he was never able to control the demons that tortured his mental state. His life ended in a violent accident, when the vehicle he was driving collided with a moving freight train outside of Houston. (bio by: C.S.) 

Cause of death: Auto accident
 
Burial:
Northwood Cemetery
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: C.S.
Record added: Aug 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21074960
Eddie Griffin
Added by: Anthony S
 
Eddie Griffin
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
Eddie Griffin
Cemetery Photo
Added by: david henderson
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Remembered!!
- Nia Imani-Diarra
 Added: Nov. 2, 2014

- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014

- Bunny
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014
There are 79 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (3.7 after 38 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service