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Former NBA star Darryl “Chocolate Thunder” Dawkins dead at age 58

Darryl Dawkins, known for his thunderous dunks and flamboyant nickname, has died. The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office confirmed that Dawkins died today. Following his professional playing career, Dawkins made his home in the Lehigh Valley. His family released a statement Thursday afternoon, indicating the former NBA great died of a heart attack.

Amar’e Stoudemire’s Brother Dies in Car Crash

Hazell Stoudemire, the older brother of NBA star, died early this morning in a car accident in Florida … TMZ has learned.

The accident happened on Route 27 in Lake Wales. According to the Florida Highway Patrol, Stoudemire was driving at a “high rate of speed” when he collided with the rear of a tractor trailer.

He died on the scene.

The Florida Highway Patrol says 35-year-old Stoudemire was not wearing a seat belt when he smashed into the big rig … and they are unsure if alcohol was a factor. (TMZ)