NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Dean “The Dream” Meminger, who played a key role on the Knicks’ 1973 NBA championship team, was found dead Friday in a Harlem hotel room. He was 65.
Staff at the Hamilton Heights Hotel found Meminger just before noon Friday unconscious and unresponsive inside a room, and emergency medical personnel pronounced him dead, police said. There were no signs of trauma, and the cause of death has not been determined, said police, who are still investigating.
The New York Post, citing anonymous sources, reported that Meminger might have died of a drug overdose. He was found with “white stuff oozing out of his nose,” a source told the newspaper. Meminger was wearing his championship ring when his body was discovered.
“We want to thank everyone for their prayers and condolences during this difficult time for our family,” Meminger’s family said in a statement. “Dean ‘The Dream’ Meminger…
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