Former Lakers Guard Dies at 33

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The Los Angeles County medical examiner was referenced in a Friday TMZ article that claimed that Darius Morris, a former NBA player and collegiate basketball standout who died in May at the age of 33, had coronary artery disease. According to the site, drug and alcohol abuse contributed to the Michigan Wolverines star’s demise as well.

Former Lakers Guard Cause of Death:

On May 4, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard left. The reason for the death of Darius Morris has been made public.

On May 4, the body of the former Los Angeles Lakers point guard was discovered. According to the Los Angeles County medical examiner, his cause of death was coronary heart disease, with drug and alcohol usage also being a contributing factor, as reported by News Channels.

Morris’s death was noted in the medical examiner’s report as having “contributing conditions” involving alcohol, cocaine, and hydrocodone, ABC 7 said. It was determined that his death was unintentional.

Morris passed away in May, and Shams Charania of The Athletic was the first to disclose it. According to Channel Sports, Morris was last known to be alive on April 22, when he was feeling under the weather and exhibiting flu-like symptoms.

His family requested privacy in a statement they provided to Channel following his passing.

We announce the loss of our cherished son, Darius Aaron Morris, with deep regret,” the statement said. His family asks for your understanding and respect as they endure this difficult time.

The Lakers selected the product of the Los Angeles region in the second round of the 2011 NBA Draft, and he spent two seasons playing alongside the late Kobe Bryant.

Before finishing his career in 2015 with the Brooklyn Nets, Morris played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Memphis Grizzlies during his four years as a professional basketball player.

Morris was a collegiate basketball player for the University of Michigan’s Wolverines before entering the NBA. He created history as one of just five players at the institution to record more than 200 assists in a single season.

The team posted a picture of the player grinning as he came down the floor wearing his No. 4 jersey and the words, “The Michigan Basketball Community mourns the passing of Darius Morris,” on X (previously Twitter) last month.

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