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Former NBA player Clifford Rozier dies after heart attack

Clifford Rozier

6 Mar 1994: Clifford Rozier of the Louisville Cardinals shoots the ball during a game against the UCLA Bruins. Mandatory Credit: J.D. Cuban /Allsport

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BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Former NBA player Clifford Rozier has died following a heart attack. He was 45.

Rozier’s brother, Kobie Rozier, posted on Facebook that Clifford Rozier had been fighting for his life for the last few days but succumbed to his condition Friday in his hometown of Bradenton, Florida.

Rozier was the 16th overall pick of the 1994 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. He played four seasons with the Warriors, the Toronto Raptors and the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Rozier played college ball at North Carolina and Louisville.