Manute Bol, Athlete 10/16/62- 6/19/10
Retired NBA player and Sudanese humanitarian Manute Bol passed away at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a skin condition. He was 47. Bol, a towering 7-foot-7, played 10 seasons in the NBA with Washington, Golden State, Philadelphia and Miami. “Sudan and the world have lost a hero and an example for all of us,” said the executive director of the group Sudan Sunrise.