Ex Utah Jazz Forward John Drew’s Cause of Death Revealed
Former Utah Jazz forward John Drew’s cause of death has been followed by many questions from fans after the legend passed away on Sunday morning (April 10, 2022), around 10:15 a.m. CT, at the age of 67, according to his family.
Brenda Drew, wife of John Drew who breathed his last breath in Houston today, on how John would want to be remembered stated, “Honestly, as a God-loving, God-believing man. That was his number one thing.”
He was in Houston, where he lived with his wife, working as a taxi driver, since not long after an 11-year NBA career ignominiously finished in 1986 because of his drug addiction.
Drew owned three state AHSAA records from his years (1969-72) at J.F. Shields High School in Monroe County (career scoring average, 41.0 points per game, 1969-72; single-season rebounding, 764 in 1971-72; and single-season rebound average, 21.8 rebounds per game, 1971-72), and stayed among the leaders in multiple others.
Including single-game scoring (No. 2, 77 vs. Snow Hill Institute, 1971-72), single-season scoring (No. 3, 1,302 points, 1970-71), career scoring (No. 4, 4,018 from 1969-72), and single-season scoring average (No. 4, 44.0 points per game, 1970-71).
Drew remained a famous scorer in the NBA, averaging 20.7 points and about seven rebounds per game. He long ago should have been placed into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.
Another sad news was received on April 11, 2022, after Texas Chainsaw Massacre actress Kathy Lamkin passed away. Although the star died on April 4, Kathy Lamkin’s cause of death is still mysterious.
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Cancer Became Forward John Drew’s Cause of Death
Born in Vredenburgh, Alabama, the legend was one of the most dominant high-school basketball players in the history of the state. John Drew’s cause of death was a longtime battle with bone cancer. The heartbreaking news was confirmed by Drew’s second-oldest son, Keith.
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No matter how his career finished. No matter how much he battled with an addiction still survived by far too many. He rarely came back to Alabama, since 1991, Keith says, because he felt “he let everybody in his hometown down.”
“I told him,” Keith says. “‘Regardless of what you did and what happened, everybody still loved him and wanted to see him. But he was embarrassed and just didn’t want to come home.”
A few years ago, the star was placed into the J.F. Shields Sports Hall of Fame. “They wanted him to be there to receive the trophy, but he didn’t want to come because he was embarrassed.”
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Keith opened up that a mass was first found on his father’s shoulder about ten years ago during a physical. “He said the doctor told him then that he needed to do something about it, but he never did anything about it.”
John Drew additionally kept the discovery a secret, even as pain sometimes made walking hard. “For the last two years, he complained about his back,” Keith said. “He could walk but it was just hurting so bad.”