Former NBA Player Darius Morris’ Cause of Death Revealed

Darius Morris‘ cause of death has been determined one month after his passing.

The former NBA point guard died of coronary artery atherosclerosis—also known as coronary heart disease—on May 2 at the age of 33, according to County of Los Angeles Medical Examiner records reviewed by E! News.

Other “significant conditions” that contributed to his death included effects of cocaine, alcohol and hydrocodone, an opioid often used to treat severe chronic pain, per the medical examiner’s office.

His manner of death was ruled as an accident.

Morris got his start in basketball with the University of Michigan’s Wolverines, before being drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2011. He played alongside the late Kobe Bryant for two season until he was reassigned to the L.A. D-Fenders, an NBA G League team. 

In September 2013, Morris signed with the Philadelphia 76ers but was waived in the following month. He went on to play for the Los Angeles Clippers and the Memphis Grizzlies on short-term contracts in early 2014, before joining the Antonio Spurs for the NBA Summer League that season. 

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