Greg Lee, a UCLA Bruins point guard on two undefeated NCAA teams that briefly played in the NBA and had a successful professional beach volleyball career, died Wednesday in San Diego. He was 70 years old.
A Los Angeles Times obituary celebrated his achievements under legendary UCLA head coach John Wooden and beyond, but a family moment as Lee neared death stood out.
UCLA’s Greg Lee plays in a 1973 game against Notre Dame. (Photo: via Associated Press)
As Lee lay in a hospital bed, his wife Lisa held his hand as their son Ethan “played Neil Young’s song ‘Thrasher’ on his guitar, Greg singing along in a haze of medication until he lost consciousness for the last time.” turn”. Times reporter Ben Bolch wrote.
“It was a very moving match,” Lee’s brother Jon told HuffPost, adding that he also sang along.
The basketball star died the next day from an infection stemming from an immune disorder. He is also survived by daughter Jessamyn Feves.
Lee was a fan of Young’s and sometimes accompanied former teammate Bill Walton to the rocker’s concerts, his brother said.
The family’s farewell chant seemed appropriate, he added.
“We are campers and singers, and we ended up with that musical note, so it was cool,” said Jon Lee.
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.