The basketball player Lusia Mae Harris passed away on May 5, 2003, at the age of 42.
She was regarded as one of the pioneers of women’s basketball.
Although she was young, Harris had already made an impression on the game. The sportswoman was considered to have been one of the best shot players in history.
What was her cause of death? A sudden heart attack, which she suffered after a lengthy illness.
The official cause of death was not immediately released.
The family of Harris has issued a statement to confirm her death.
The cause of death was not immediately available, but her passing is not a surprise.
The NBA’s Phoenix Suns’ Vice President, Ann Meyers Drysdale, confirmed the news. She was a pioneer in women’s basketball, helping Delta State win three consecutive AIAW titles.
Her life story was also chronicled in the documentary 2021.
Harris was the first African American woman to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
She was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 1999 and was set to be the subject of a documentary about her life in 2021.
However, the cause of death of Lusia Harris is not known yet.
Regardless of the cause, her legacy will live on. The NBA and her legacy will go on for years.