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Former NBA player Manute Bol dies at age 47 due to kidney complications.

Sad news this weekend for basketball fans with the details of 47-year-old former NBA basketball player Manute Bol’s passing.

According to the most recent reports, one of the world’s tallest basketball players at 7-6, Manute’s death was attributed to a life-threatening kidney. It was also reported that Manute Bol suffered from “Stevens-Johnson” Syndrome, a serious condition that left him unable to eat for 11 days. The 47-year-old former NBA star died in Charlottesville, Va.

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