Death of Wayman Tisdale

June 9, 1964 - May 15, 2009
Tulsa, Oklahoma | Age 44

Former Oklahoma great Tisdale dies at 44
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By MURRAY EVANS - Associated Press Writer

Wherever Wayman Tisdale went, whatever he was doing, chances were he was smiling.

Tisdale was a three-time All-American at Oklahoma in the mid-1980s before playing a dozen years in the NBA and later becoming an accomplished jazz musician.

But those who knew Tisdale, who died Friday at a hospital in his hometown of Tulsa, Okla., recalled not only his professional gifts but a perpetually sunny outlook, even in the face of a two...

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