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 Hank Gathers

Hank Gathers

Original Name Eric Gathers
Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 4 Mar 1990 (aged 23)
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section S/G, Lot #362, Gr 2
Memorial ID 1779 · View Source
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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 1988–1989 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.

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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1779
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hank Gathers (11 Feb 1967–4 Mar 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1779, citing Mount Lawn Cemetery, Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .