Bill Walton, 71, legendary UCLA and NBA star and broadcaster, has died

Cultural and Athletic

“Bill Walton was one of UCLA’s greatest icons, a towering figure on the basketball court who also maintained an immense presence in our community,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “He had incredible passion for life, for learning, for the game of basketball and for supporting environmental causes and advancing social justice. He was warm and generous, and he embodied the qualities of a true Bruin — excellence, perseverance and a profound commitment to making the world a better place.”

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