Age: 27 (Nov. 21, 1965 – July 27, 1993)
Cause of Death: Cardiac arrest
Less than two months after Petrovic was killed, tragedy struck the NBA again. Celtics star Reggie Lewis suffered a sudden cardiac arrest during a practice in late July, and died instantly. Lewis’ death left the Celtics without their biggest star—Lewis had been the team’s leading scorer in each of the prior two seasons, and he was named to the All-Star team in 1992.