Darryl Dawkins cause of death

Darryl Dawkins’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) January 11, 1957

Death Date August 27, 2015

Age of Death 58 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Profession Basketball Player

The basketball player Darryl Dawkins died at the age of 58. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nicknamed Chocolate Thunder, he was known for his backboard-shattering dunks, as one of the NBA’s first highlight-reel dunkers; played mostly for the Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets in a career that spanned from 1975 to 1989.

After a remarkable career at Maynard Evans High School in Orlando, Florida, he was drafted 5th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in 1975.

He played professional basketball in Italy and for the Harlem Globetrotters after ending his NBA career in 1989.

Personal Life

He had three children with his second wife Janice Dawkins.

He was teammates with Julius Erving on the 76ers from 1976 to 1982.

How did Darryl Dawkins die?

Dawkins died on August 27, 2015, in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at the age of 58. The Lehigh County coroner’s office announced that an autopsy would be performed on August 27, but according to a statement released by Dawkins’ family, the cause of death was a heart attack.