This is devastating.
Sean Rooks — who played 12 seasons in the NBA and went on to work as assistant coach for the Philadelphia 76ers — died on June 7 at age 46.
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His mother confirmed the news to TMZ, stating, "It is with deep sadness and overwhelming grief that we mourn the sudden loss of my son, Sean. Our family asks that our privacy be respected as we grieve during this incredibly difficult time."
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The site also reports Sean may have died after suffering a heart attack.
Our thoughts are with his loved ones in the wake of this tragedy.