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Manute Bol, former NBA player, dies at 47

June 19, 2010 |  1:02 pm

BolFormer NBA player Manute Bol died Saturday morning at a Virginia hospital where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition. He was 47.

Sudan Sunrise executive director Tom Prichard, said in an e-mail that the 7-foot-6 Bol died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville.

Bol played 10 seasons in the NBA and later worked with Sudan Sunrise, a humanitarian group based in Lenexa, Kan., that promotes reconciliation in Sudan. Bol played in the NBA with Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia and Miami.

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-- Associated Press

Photo: Manute Bol, left, guards Patrick Ewing during a 1993 game. Credit: Associated Press