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Hank "The Bankman" Gathers
Original name: Eric Gathers
Birth: Feb. 11, 1967
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 1990
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Basketball Player. Born Eric Hank Gathers. He was a college basketball star. He and Bo Kimble, his teammate, both originally played at the University of Southern California but later transferred to Loyola Maryland University. Hank was the second player in history to lead the National College Athletic Association Division in scoring and rebounding during the 19881989 season. His first signs of a heart condition occurred in 1989 when he collapsed at the free throw line during a home game with the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was then diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat (exercise-induced ventricular tachycardia). March of 1990, while playing a West Coast Conference tournament, he collapsed again, he was pronounced dead on arrival at a nearby hospital. His life was dramatized in a TV movie, Final Shot, in 1992.
 (bio by: Babe) 

Cause of death: Heart Failure (during an NCAA game)
 
Burial:
Mount Lawn Cemetery
Sharon Hill
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section S/G, Lot #362, Gr 2
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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