DEAD: ON THIS DATE
Meadowlark Lemon (aged 83)
-American exhibition basketball player (Harlem Globetrotters)
Meadow Lemon III (April 25, 1932 – December 27, 2015) known professionally as Meadowlark Lemon, was an American basketball player, actor, and Christian minister (ordained in 1986). From 1994, he served Meadowlark Lemon Ministries in Scottsdale, Arizona. For 22 years, he was known as the “Clown Prince” of the touring Harlem Globetrotters basketball team. He played in more than 16,000 games for the Globetrotters and was a 2003 inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
DEATH: Lemon died in Scottsdale, Arizona, on December 27, 2015, at the age of 83. No cause of death was given.