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Former NBA star Manute Bol dies

Former NBA star Manute Bol dies
Manute Bol, the 7 ft 7ins basketball player from Sudan, who spent 10 seasons in the NBA, died on Saturday. He was aged 47. (Getty Images)
Former NBA star Manute Bol dies
The sports star was also dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, especially to tackle the genocide and modern-day slavery in Sudan. (Getty Images)
Former NBA star Manute Bol dies
Bol, playing for the Golden Sate Warriors, in action during a game. He was the tallest player to play NBA to date. (Getty Images)
Former NBA star Manute Bol dies
He died at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville, where he was being treated for severe kidney trouble. (Getty Images)
Former NBA star Manute Bol dies
George Gregan, the Wallaby captain meets Bol in 2006 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Getty Images)