Former Duke basketball player Phil Henderson, 44, dies
Posted February 18, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Former standout Duke University basketball player Phil Henderson, 44, has died in the Philippines, according to Duke alumnus Seth Davis of CBS Sports. A former teammate, Robert Brickey, said officials there told him Henderson died of cardiac arrest.
Brickey posted a message on Facebook saying he was "deeply saddened by the loss of my friend, roommate and teammate Phil Henderson ... Keep his family in prayer."
In a statement issued Monday, Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski said, "Our hearts go out to his mom and family. Phil was a talented player and a good man with a gentle soul. We will miss him dearly."
Henderson played at Duke from 1986-90, starting in three Final Fours. He played in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks and Miami Heat before moving to Manila to establish the Filipino Basketball Academy.
Riz Valerie Martin, who told WRAL News that she is Henderson's girlfriend, said she found him unresponsive in his apartment and could not revive him. Martin said Henderson's children were asleep inside the apartment at the time.