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 Len Bias

Len Bias

Birth
Landover, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Death 19 Jun 1986 (aged 22)
Riverdale Park, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Plot Frederick Douglas Gardens, Lot 342-B
Memorial ID 9164 · View Source
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College Basketball Player. He was an outstanding basketball player who died of a cocaine overdose two days after being drafted into the National Basketball Association. Playing for the University of Maryland Terrapins, he garnered that Atlantic Coast Conference Athlete of the Year and the Player of the Year awards in 1986. On June 17, 1986 he was drafted by the Boston Celtics as the number two overall pick. Two days later he suffered a cardiac arrhythmia after ingesting cocaine, and died hours later in a Riverdale, Maryland hospital.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 17 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9164
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Len Bias (18 Nov 1963–19 Jun 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9164, citing Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .