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Former New York Knicks forward Anthony Mason died of congestive heart failure on Saturday (Feb. 28). He was 48 years old.

According to the New York Daily News, the 13-year NBA veteran underwent multiple heart surgeries after suffering a massive heart attack earlier in February. New York Knicks rep Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason’s untimely passing on Twitter.

“We would like to thank everyone for their heartfelt thoughts and strong prayers,” the Mason family said in a statement. “Anthony felt each and every one. He fought like a warrior to the very end. Please keep your prayers and thoughts with us through this very hard time – it is a great loss for us. We ask for our privacy during this time.”

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