Former 76ers player Manute Bol dies in Va. hospital

FILE - In this June 9, 2010 photo, former NBA basketball star Manute Bol poses for a photograph at the Sunrise Sudan headquarters in Lenexa, Kan. Bol has died at a Virginia hospital, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble and a painful skin condition according to an associate of Bol's. . Sudan Sunrise executive director Tom Prichard says in an e-mail that Bol died Saturday, June 19, 2010 at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. The 47-year-old Bol played 10 seasons in the NBA and later founded Sudan Sunrise, a humanitarian group based in Lenexa, Kan., that promotes reconciliation in Sudan. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

June 19, 2010 1:59:34 PM PDT
Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.