Moses Malone’s death caused by cardiovascular disease

Pro basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone died at age 60 due to cardiovascular disease. 
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Pro basketball Hall of Famer Moses Malone died at age 60 due to cardiovascular disease, the Virginia medical examiner’s office said on Monday.

Malone’s close friend Kevin Vergara told the Richmond Times-Dispatch that Malone had gone to see a doctor about an irregular heartbeat. The doctor did not diagnose the cause, but issued Malone a heart monitor.

When Malone was found dead in a Norfolk hotel on Sunday morning, he was still wearing the heart monitor.

Malone’s 16,212 rebounds and 27,409 career points rank fifth and eighth on the NBA’s all-time list respectively.

A three-time NBA MVP and 12-time All-Star, Malone was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2001.

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