Leroy Ellis’ Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

March 10, 1940

Death Date

Jun 2, 2012

Age of Death

72 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Scappoose, Oregon, United States


Basketball Player

The basketball player Leroy Ellis died at the age of 72. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Played for 14 years in the NBA, winning a championship with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972.

He set the record for highest rebounding average and most rebounds in one game while attending St. John’s University.

He was in the starting lineup for the Portland Trail Blazers’ inaugural team in 1970.

His son LeRon followed in his footsteps, playing in the NBA for three seasons.

He won his only NBA title ring with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972, alongside Hall of Fame center Wilt Chamberlain.