Many NBA fans around the world may know the name Bill Russell. The legendary Celtics center who was among the NBA elite and one of the greatest superstars to ever play the game of basketball, went to rest Sunday at age 88. His family announced that Russell passed away peacefully with his wife, Jeannine, by his side, according to numerous sources.

The Russell family didn’t disclose a cause. However, our prayers and condolences are with the family, friends, and fans around the world who are saddened by the passing of Russell.

His legacy will live on forever winning 11 NBA championships, including eight consecutive titles, a five-time MVP, an Olympic gold medalist, and the NBA’s first Black head coach. What a life full of prosperity living in god’s purpose fly high champ.