One of the most prominent and well-known American Professional basketball players, Artis Wayne Cooper better known as Wayne Cooper sadly passed away at the age of 65. It is saddened to hear that the beloved Nuggets, teammates, and person, Wayne Cooper who is not alive between us. Crushed to hear that Cooper died on Monday, April 11, 2022. The news of Cooper’s death was confirmed by Nuggets. Well, the cause of his death is still unknown and it will be revealed after the autopsy report. He was one of the loving and experienced team members of his basketball team.

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The official Denver Nuggets Twitter page wrote,” We are saddened to hear of the passing of a great Nugget, teammate, and person, Wayne Cooper. He will be sorely missed, and our thoughts are with his family at this time. Rest In Peace”. Since the news of Cooper’s passing was announced officially, his friends and fans were devastated and expressed their deep condolence to him.

How Did Wayne Cooper Die?

One of the Twitter users wrote,” Besides Geoff Petrie and Rick Adelman, there was no man more responsible for the Kings success in the 2000s than Wayne Cooper. He was a dear friend to all, even shy media interns. I guarantee you he’s already sipping on a glass of Rombauer up at Piatti’s in Heaven you coop”.

Wayne Cooper born as Artis Wayne Cooper on November 16, 1956, in Milan Georgia. When he was retired, he was the Denver Nuggets all-time leader in blocks. Well, he was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the second round (40th overall) of the 1978 NBA draft. The talented player played forward-center from the University of New Orleans Cooper played in 14 NBA season from 1978 to 1992.

What Was Wayne Cooper Cause of Death?

In his entire career, he has spent his life in several teams such as Warriors, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets. Well, he had played 984 games in his entire career and scored a total of 7,777 points. During the gameplay of 1983 NBA Playoffs, in his first playoff appearance, Cooper played a key role in his team Trail Blazers turning the rival Seattle SuperSonics in the first round by averaging 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

He had served from 1996 to 2013 as a Sacramento Kings Vice President of Basketball Operations. His sudden death made everyone shock,ed especially his entire family and friends. Wayne Cooper will be always remembered by his friends and family. He was a real gentleman in the basketball community.


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