John Havlicek cause of death – Havlicek, who had battled Parkinson’s Disease, caught pneumonia three weeks ago and died on 25th April 2019 after his family placed him in hospice care on Wednesday.
Basketball legend and eight-time NBA champion with the Boston Celtics John Havlicek died at 79 years old.
John Havlicek cause of death:
John Havlicek death was announced by the Celtics Thursday evening in a statement that read:
“It is with great sadness we have learned that Celtics Legend and Hall of Famer John Havlicek has passed away peacefully today at the age of 79. He will be dearly missed by his Celtics family.
John Havlicek is one of the most accomplished players in Boston Celtics history, and the face of many of the franchise’s signature moments.
He was a great champion both on the court and in the community, winning 8 NBA championships and an NBA Finals MVP, while holding Celtics career records for points scored and games played.
Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History, he is enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame and his retired #17 hangs in the Garden rafters.
His defining traits as a player were his relentless hustle and wholehearted commitment to team over self. He was extraordinarily thoughtful and generous, both on a personal level and for those in need, as illustrated by his commitment to raising money for The Genesis Foundation for Children for over three decades through his fishing tournament. John was kind and considerate, humble and gracious.
He was a champion in every sense, and as we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss, we are thankful for all the joy and inspiration he brought to us.
Read touching tributes from John Havlicek’s loved ones below:
- From Justin Termine:
– 8-0 in Finals.
– 1974 Finals MVP
– 11 All-NBA Teams
– 5 All-Def Teams (didn’t exist first 6 yrs of career)
– Most famous steal in NBA History
– Most well conditioned player in NBA History
– Best 6th man ever
- From Jay Bilas:
RIP to one of the game’s greatest players, former Ohio State and Boston Celtics great John Havlicek. Hondo could run all day, and was among the classiest people in basketball. John Havlicek was unforgettable.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.