Former NBA Star, Eddie Johnson Dies While Serving Life In Prison

Atlanta Hawks All-Star, Eddie Johnson who was serving life for sexually molesting an eight-year-old girl in 2008 has lost his life to an undisclosed ailment.

The two-time NBA All-Star passed away on October 26. A cause of was not disclosed, but his passing was confirmed Tuesday by Rocker-Cusack Mortuary in Leesburg, Florida.

Johnson was 53 when, according to the Florida Department of Corrections website, he received a mandatory life sentence in 2008 after he was found guilty of sexual assault on an eight-year-old girl.

Johnson was serving the life sentence at Santa Rosa Correctional Institution in Milton, Florida when an undisclosed illness led to his .

The mortuary said Johnson will be at Weirsdale (Florida) Community Cemetery on Saturday.


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