Tony Brown was an official in the NBA for a long time, and his fans are devastated by his sudden death. As usual, fans want to know why he died so suddenly, but some people already know. Those who don’t know about it can find out by scrolling down.
The most recent report says that Tony Brown died on Thursday, October 20, 2022. He was 55 years old when he died. The news says that he died after losing his fight against pancreatic cancer, which is very dangerous.
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The league has officially confirmed that he died and said what caused his death. His wife, Tina Brown, also released a statement after her husband died. It says, “We are and have been kept going by the outpouring of love and support during this journey toward peace, strength, and acceptance.” We want his fans and friends to join us in this spirit as we get ready to celebrate Tony’s life.
The news stories also said that the late referee was first told he had stage four pancreatic cancer in April 2021. He did some time in the NBA’s response center last season, but he has recently moved into hospice care in the Atlanta area.
According to the National Basketball Referees Association, he had worked over 1,100 regular season games and about 25 playoff games over the course of about seventeen seasons.
Hearing about his death is very sad and hard to believe. In a statement that was made public, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said, “Tony Brown was known as one of the most respected and successful referees in the National Basketball Association, and he was a role model to his co-workers.”
Chris Haynes wrote on Twitter, “One of the best NBA referees, Tony Brown, died today after a long battle with cancer that killed him. He was the cool brother and was one of the best at running the sidelines. May God give his soul peace.”
He was born in Tallahassee, Florida, and played in both the WNBA and CBA championship games. We’re also sending condolences to his family, but right now we don’t know anything about the funeral.