Age: 23 (Feb. 11, 1967 – March 4, 1990)
Cause of Death: Heart disorder

Gathers was a monster for Loyola Marymount University in the 1980s. He became just the second player in NCAA history to lead Division I in both scoring and rebounds when he did it in the 1988-89 season, and was well on his way to the NBA.

However, Gathers collapsed during a game against Portland on March 4, 1990, and died shortly after that. He had been suffering from a heart condition, and had reportedly cut back on his medication dosages because he felt they had adversely affected his playing ability. Gathers’ death remains one of the most tragic on-court scenes in sports history.