Obituaries : How did John Thompson Die – John Thompson Cause of Death

By John Chekwas | August 31, 2020

Obituaries : How did John Thompson die – John Thompson Cause of Death

John Thompson Jr., the Hall of Fame basketball coach and Georgetown legend who became the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship, has died, his family said on Monday. Thompson was 78.

“Our father was an inspiration to many and devoted his life to developing young people not simply on, but most importantly, off the basketball court,” the family said in a statement. “He is revered as a historic shepherd of the sport, dedicated to the welfare of his community above all else, according to a statement posted online on August. 30, 2020 by CBS News.

Cause of Death.

We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.

Tributes.

The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.

One of those who release a condolence message to John Thompson Jr family is Magic John who wrote

The world has lost another icon. Hall of Fame Coach John Thompson was a basketball legend, pioneer, advisor, friend and…

Posted by Magic Johnson on Monday, August 31, 2020

 

Tim Cunningham wrote 
Very well said. A great man, a great coach and a great leader. May God Bless his family and may he rest in peace.

Vickie Suggs wrote 
Sustained. He was amazing in his convictions when it came to his players—and I recognized and respected it even as a 13-14 year old kid. He stood for something as a coach and a Black man…that resonated with me and still does. Rest well, Sir!

Jeanne Hardimon wrote 
RIP he was a great coach! I started watching college basketball because of him. Condolences to the family!

Rafeeq Salahuddin wrote 
Sincere condolences to the Thompson family especially, and to you also Magic. You both lived in and thrived in the same world. ( Basketball) May he rest in peace!

Richard J Cunningham wrote 
… BEAUTIFUL tribute Earvin! Coach Thompson offered Me an opportunity to play for the Hoya’s in 1978. As I was committed to the USMC at that time, I reluctantly, had to pass. Rest In Peace COACH!!!….

Michael Salter wrote 
One of the Greatest Head Coaches of All-Time who inspire Patrick Ewing, Alonzo Mourning Allen Iverson, etc. to become great players which they all Hall Of Famers

Rodney Jackson wrote 
Much respect Mr Thompson, thanks for who you are and all you did for this world especially for empowering your black men to be their best off and on the court

Sylvester Kabakole
Rest in peace coach T. Prayers and condolences for and with the family, friends and fans. He touched so many lives at Georgetown and the NBA.

Jerry Warmack wrote 
EVEN THOUGH I’M FROM THE WEST COAST, I STILL REMEMBER THE GREAT BATTLES YOU HAD IN THE BIG EAST, IN THE EARLY TO MID EIGHTIES….REST IN PEACE COACH JOHN THOMPSON.

Rah Rah wrote 
We have to stop saying someone was the first Black person to do something he was a great coach to win a title and a great man he is my favorite coach and he was a proud and strong BLACK MAN R.I.P. BIG JOHN

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