Professional basketball player Charlie (Chuck) "Da Man" Bell collapsed in a game of one-on-one with his son Josh. After a complication, Bell died at St. Luke's Hospital from a massive heart attack.
According to reports, Bell suffered from hypertension and had three fainting spells in the four months before his collapse. Autopsy results found Bell had a large, extensively scarred heart. Reports have surfaced that Bell refused to see a doctor. One of his former teammates stated, "He wasn't a big fan of doctors and hospitals, that's for sure.". Earlier in his life, Bell chose to end his promising basketball career rather than have surgery on his knee.
Known for his dazzling crossover, Chuck Bell was the captain of the Italian team that won back-to-back Euroleague championships in the late nineties. He survived by his wife, Dr. Crystal Stanley-Bell, who recently won their first country championship. Bell was thirty-nine.