Former Knick and Indiana U. Basketball Star Dies at 48

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


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The Indianapolis Star is reporting that the preliminary autopsy results on former Indiana University basketball standout Eric Anderson are that the 48-year-old died of natural causes that may have been tied to a recent bout of pneumonia

"It's cardiac-related, but natural causes until doc can confirm that in a report to me," Hamilton County Coroner John Chalfin said. That final report will likely be issued within 7 to 10 days, he said.

His ex-wife is celebrity trainer Stacy Anderson.

Anderson, a 6-9 forward affectionately known to teammates as “Big E, played for the Knicks for two season — 1992-93 and 1993-94.

He played at Indiana for Coach Bobby Knight from 1988 to 1992, and according to the Star, he is one of just six players in IU's history to rank top-15 all-time at Indiana in both scoring and rebounding. He was the 1989 Big Ten freshman of the year on a conference title team, and he was named most outstanding player in the 1992 NCAA tournament West regional, from which the Hoosiers advanced to the Final Four.


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