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Former Lakers Player Darius Morris Dies At 33


Former Los Angeles Lakers player Darius Morris has been reported dead at the age of 33.

Morris, who was drafted by the Lakers in 2011, the body was found inside his Los Angeles home unresponsive on Thursday.

In a statement, his family shared, “With great sadness, we announce the passing of our dearly beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris.”

His cause of death has yet to be announced.

Here’s what ESPN reported:

Former Michigan standout and Los Angeles Lakers draft pick Darius Morris has died at 33, his family announced Saturday.

No cause of death was given. TMZ reported Morris’ body was found in the Los Angeles area on Thursday. He was a Los Angeles native.

“With great sadness we announce the passing of our dearly beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris,” Morris’ family told TMZ on Saturday. “During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

Morris was a second-round pick of the Lakers in the 2011 draft. He averaged 3.3 points in 132 career games (17 starts) with the Lakers and four other teams in four NBA seasons. He went on to play professionally in China and France, last playing in 2019-20.

The Lakers said in a post to X they were “heartbroken by the passing” of Morris.

Per The New York Post:

Former point guard Darius Morris, who played his final NBA season with the Nets, has died, his family said in a statement to TMZ.

He was 33.

No cause of death was given.

“With great sadness we announce the passing of our dearly beloved son, Darius Aaron Morris,” his family said in a statement on Saturday, according to TMZ. “During this time of transition, his family asks that you please respect their wishes for privacy and grace.”

Watch an epic shot from Morris here:



 

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