Death of Marvin Webster

April 13, 1952 - April 6, 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma | Age 56

Ex-NBA star found dead in hotel
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Marvin Webster, a fierce shot-blocking center who helped lead the Seattle SuperSonics to the 1978 NBA finals, was found dead in a hotel bathtub. He was 56.

His body was discovered in his room Monday morning in the downtown Ambassador Hotel, police said Wednesday.

Foul play is not suspected and the death apparently stemmed from an illness, police spokesman Jason Willingham said. He added that the former 7-foot-1 center had been living at the hotel and...

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