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Former NBA big forward Clifford Rozier dies at 45

AP

Former NBA player Clifford Rozier has died following a heart attack. He was 45.

Rozier’s brother, Kobie Rozier, posted on Facebook that Clifford Rozier had been fighting for his life for the last few days but succumbed to his condition Friday in his hometown of Bradenton, Florida.

Rozier, a former University of Louisville standout, was the 16th overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.

He played four seasons with the Warriors, the Toronto Raptors and the Minnesota Timberwolves.