Felton Spencer, a Louisville basketball legend and 12-year NBA veteran who finished his career with the Knicks, died on Sunday, the school announced.
He was 55.
Spencer’s sister, Tammy Pollock, shared on Twitter that Spencer “passed away peacefully” on Sunday afternoon, the New York Post reports.
“Our beloved Felton Spencer – former @uofl basketball legend, retired 12 year NBA veteran and 6th pick in the 1990 NBA draft, and former assistant college coach – passed away peacefully this afternoon,” Pollock wrote.
“It was befitting that he received excellent care in his final hours from the providers at the University of Louisville Hospital, his Alma mater that he loved so dearly,” Pollock added in a separate tweet.
“Our family thanks them and everyone who participated in his care,” she said.