This Day in Black History: Oct. 12, 1999

This Day in Black History: Oct. 12, 1999

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain died of heart failure. He was 63.

Published October 12, 2011

Basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, nicknamed “Wilt the Stilt” for his 7’1” stature, died of heart failure at the age of 63.

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Written by Britt Middleton

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